Restaurant du Crabe d’Or

“Restaurant du Crabe d’Or,” named after one of Vang Vieng’s most famous caves, offers indoor seating, to enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of an elegantly set-up room on the first floor, as well as outdoor seating, to take full advantage of the river view and tropical garden with a magnificent backdrop of limestone mountains.

In the romantic setting of “Restaurant du Crabe d’Or,” discover authentic Lao dishes, prepared with fresh local ingredients, or enjoy a more traditional Asian and French cuisine. All meals are complemented by fine wines from France and Chile as well as coffee from the Boloven Plateau.

We also provide a hearty buffet breakfast with tea, coffee, fresh fruit juices, fruit salad, French-style bread, croissant and toast, butter, jams, eggs and omelettes.

Please note that “Restaurant du Crabe d’Or” enforces a no-smoking (indoor) and no-pet policy.

Seating capacity: 40 indoor, 40 outdoor

Lao Menu

Lao Appetizers

Moo Hua Si Khay –   Fried Pork Skewers on Lemongrass Stems

Sin Haeng – Home Made Beef Jerky with Roasted Chili Sauce

Ping Kai Mai Siap – Grilled Chicken Skewers, Cucumber Salsa, Lime & Black Pepper Dressing

Jeow Ha Yaang – New Harvest Wild Sticky Rice served with 5 Traditional Dipping Sauces From North to South Laos

Yor Khao – Fresh Spring Rolls with Vegetables, Herbs and Spices

Yor Tjeun (1) – Deep-Fried Vegetable Spring-Rolls, Served with a Sweet Chili Sauce

Yor Tjeun (2) – Deep-Fried Pork Spring-Rolls, Served with a Sweet Chili Sauce

Ping Peek Kai – Grilled Chicken Wings with Hibiscus Flower Chutney

Lao Soups

Khao Piak Sen – Rice Noodle Soup with Chicken or Pork

Kaeng Juud Look Sin Kai – Grilled Ginger Soup with Chicken & Coriander Meatballs

Lao Degustation Menu

Discover Lao flavors from different regions of the country through a degustation menu. Your dinner is composed of 5 different dishes, all served at the same time, and ends with a mango sticky rice dessert. All products are coming from the Vang Vieng morning market.

Lao Specialties

Laarb – Spicy Minced Meat or Fish Salad with Fresh Herbs (Chicken, Fish, Pork or Tofu)

Soob Phak Vang Vieng – Traditional Mixed Steamed Vegetables Seasoned with Ginger, Sésame Seeds and Chilies

Koy Pa Salmon – Chilled Salmon Salad with Lemongrass, Fresh Mint, Shallots and Roasted Rice Powder

Mok Nor Mai Sai Sin Moo – Traditional Steamed Pork and Bamboo Shoots in Banana Leaves

Or Lam – Traditional Beef Stew with Local Eggplants and Herbs

Mok Pa – Traditional Steamed Fish Wrapped in Banana Tree Leaves

Khua Kai Khing – Stir-Fried Chicken with Ginger and Spring Onions

Rice and Noodles

Fried Rice with Vegetables

Fried Rice with Pork or Chicken

Fried Noodles with Vegetables

Fried Noodles with Pork or Chicken

Western Menu

Entrées and Salads

Vang Vieng Goat Cheese Crostini with Tamarind Marmalade, Watercress, Cilantro and Chili Oil

Smoked Duck Breast Salad with Red Wine Vinegar Dressing, Blue Cheese and Asian pear

Salmon Tartar with Rice Crackers, Fresh Herbs, Wasabi Dressing and Salted Fish Roe

Tilapia Ceviche with Watermelon, Pomelo, Chili Citrus Dressing and Fresh Cilantro

Luang Prabang Salad – Crispy Lettuce, Onions, Ground Pork, Tomatoes, Watercress, Peanuts and Boiled Egg. Sweet Dressing

Mixed Vegetables Tempura Served with a Light Wasabi and Soy Sauce


Local Mushroom Bisque Soup with Smoked Duck Lardons

Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Kaffir Lime Oil

Chilled Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons


Home Made Tagliatelle Pasta

Bolognese: Tomato Sauce with Beef

Pomodoro: Tomato, Basil and Olive Oil

Aglio e Olio: Garlic, Olive Oil and Dry Chili

Carbonara: Bacon and Parmiggiano Cheese

Laarp Pasta: the most famous Lao dish, revisited (Pork or Chicken)

Main Courses 

Coconut Braised Chicken Thigh with Spice Roasted Eggplant and Fragrant Couscous

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato, Black Beans, Organic Rice and Vang Vieng Goat Cheese

Grilled Beef Tenderloin (Imported) with Pan Fried Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes and Black Pepper Sauce

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Vang Vieng Honey Sauce, Pan Fried Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes

Grilled Flank Steak (Imported) with Shallot and Butter Sauce and French Fries

Pan Seared Tilapia Filet with Vegetables, Organic Rice and White Wine Sauce

Salmon Filet Baked on a Bamboo Plank, Pilaf Rice and Mango-Herbs Salad

Classic Beef Burger, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese, Pickles and French Fries


Chocolate Lava Cake (15 mn)

Crème Caramel

Chilled Seasonal Fruit Soup with Lime Sherbet

Mango with Sticky Coconut Rice

Sherbets and Ice Creams Selection


Operation Hours:


7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Lunch / Dinner:

11:30 AM to 9:30 PM