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“Indian food in Northern Laos”
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Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you need a change from noodles, try the Indian restaurant (now called Aysha) in Luang Namtha. The owner is an Indian man who has been in Luang Namtha for 12 years. We had a variety of dishes on the 2 times we ate there, and all were delicious. Plus at very reasonable prices.

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Reviewed May 25, 2012

This indian restaurant, the only one in town, serves up surprisingly good Indian dishes given that it's in a fairly remote area of Northern Laos. We tried 3 vegetable main courses which were all pretty tasty and authentic. Eggplant with chickpea curry was delicious!

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Alysha Indian Restaurant, formerly Yamuna Restaurant. Although it's not hard to work this out because there's a sign right out front that says pretty much exactly that. While not looking like much on the outside (or inside, really), the place seems owned or at least run by a young Indian guy and his (I guess) Lao wife. They seem earnest enough and at low season, I can see why they'd need to be because I doubt they get much traffic.

In any event, the menu's pretty much standard issue for a curry restaurant. Being boring, I had chicken tikka masala, aloo gobi, and pilau rice. The owner/ manager, waiter, and cook were all the same guy. I worried a bit about the chicken being cooked properly but it turned out just fine. The gravy in both the CTM and the aloo gobi was a little thinner than most palates will be used to and the portions are much smaller than most will be used to. But I find eating a lot less melted fat than a lot more melted fat to be a wise choice anyway. There was far too much rice for me and I could only eat half of it. It was a little starchier than pilau rice I've had in the past. Two people could easily split one order.

In a bit of a departure, the place serves Namkhong Beer, not Beerlao. (Namkhong is the traditional name for the Mekong River, by the way). It's a lot less dry than Beerlao and while it's not bad on it's own, it's not great fit with what I ate. But that's just me.

Anyway, while the place is a little light on atmosphere, I wasn't ill the next morning and that's a major test of any restaurant. There was no one else in the place when I went so I can't fairly comment on the service but the couple aren't as depressingly condescending/ just really lazy as some other places in this area that I could name.

If you're a little tired of chicken/ fish/ pork leap and could use a change, pass up getting a "pizza" in Luang Namtha and give Alysha a try instead. It's about a block north of the night market on the same side of the street. Look for the big Namkhong Beer sign.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile
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