Serves meat, veg options available. A spinoff of the original L'Elephant restaurant next door. Offers a daily changing, prix fixe, three-course raw vegan menu for lunch at approx. 120,000 kip and dinner at 150,000 kip. Price: Expensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Raw, Lao, Asian, Non-veg
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First Review by sglcklch
Richard Myers
Richard Myers
  • vegan
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A Real Treat

4 Posted on 12 / 09 / 2013

While travelling with Veg Voyages, we ended up here for a noon meal. Veg Voyages, by the way, is an amazing company and if you like to travel and eat, this company is the one you need to check out.
The restaurant is clean and bright, the service is excellent and the food is great with very high marks for presentation. All the dishes served us were excellent.
Even the dessert, chocolate with coco beans and fruit slice were over the top for flavour. A fine eating experience.

Pros: Food presentation, Interesting flavours, Attentive service
anarchistanimal
anarchistanimal
  • vegan
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A vegan gem in Luang Prabang

4 Posted on 03 / 01 / 2013

I went to Elephant Vert 3 times when I visited Luang Prabang. The vegan set menu is superb! It's gourmet and mostly raw. It really is a special experience you shouldn't miss. I had delicacies such as vegetable noodles in fresh coconut milk, Lao mushroom and baby aubergine laab, beautiful exotic flowers with tomato sambal, a lime and tamarind elixir, and a divine cashew cream dessert. It was all excellent: raw vegan food as good as the raw vegan restaurants I've been to in Europe, and using local ingredients and Lao flavours. The combinations of dishes very carefully thought-out, the flavours are perfectly balanced and the presentation is immaculate.

At 120,000 kip (lunch time price) it's more expensive than other local places, but totally worth it, and a third of what you'd pay for the same experience in a rich country. You get 4 (light) dishes and 2 drinks. It changes everyday.

If you're doubtful about raw vegan food, this place will convince you of how good it is. It's also the perfect way to eat to give you energy and keep you cool in the hot weather.

The atmosphere is elegant, air-conditioned, and peaceful, with a lovely view of Vat Nong.

They do use bee pollen sometimes, so ask if you want to avoid that.

Pros: Gourmet raw vegan creations, Amazing variety, Lao flavours, fresh local ingredients
Cons: Shares premises with non-veg restaurant
sglcklch
sglcklch
  • vegan
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Wow!

4 Posted on 12 / 21 / 2012

I have to admit that I was skeptical when I first looked at the menu. It seemed uninteresting and too simple for the hefty price tag (at least by Lao standards). I just didn't think there could be quality raw vegan food in Laos. Man was I ever so wrong!

Food was absolutely fantastic. I was presented with an amouse-bouche to begin with - two savory crackers and a spiced drink, whose quality kept my hopes high for the rest of the meal. First course was a very refreshing and tasty larb made with chopped veggies and herbs. Then came the main - zucchini noodles in coconut milk broth. It was bursting with flavors, a truly delicious dish. Dessert was a fruit compote in a thick vanilla-y sauce, which rounded off the evening nicely.

Setting was beautiful as well. It was located in the corner of a French-style colonial building. Decor was lovely and made for a romantic, intimate ambiance. Service was attentive, staff looked professional and spiffy. Undoubtedly this was our most expensive meal in Laos, but it was well worth every cent.

Pros: excellent food, setting

 

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Last updated: 2013/01/10

 

Added: 2012/12/20

 

Added by: sglcklch

 

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