Amuse Bouche

In Laos, restaurants catering for foreigners always take the gory ingredients out," says Yannick Upravan, "so we put them back in." While daintier palates might be deterred, most customers at the Lao-born, French-raised restaurateur's new establishment, the 3 Nagas, tel: (856-1) 25375, find the food irresistible.

Style Watch: Rattan Revolution
Diversions: All Talk
Food: Season to Taste
Outdoors: Comfy Camping

Located in the ancient royal city of Luang Prabang, the 3 Nagas bills itself as the first fine-dining venue in Laos to serve unadulterated indigenous cuisine. Even if that up-country favorite, fried red ants, has yet to make it on the menu, the dishes certainly have zing. Try the Or Nam...

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