Laos in Town
- Complimentary signature cocktail when you dine at the restaurant
If you’ve never eaten Laotian food, now’s the time to discover another great Southeast Asian cuisine. Executive Chef Ben Tiatasin, who grew up in Bangkok, was always captivated by the taste sensations offered by Laotian street food vendors who traveled to her city. As a teen, she immigrated to Virginia, and began her culinary career, working at a variety of acclaimed Asian restaurants. She always thought back to those Laotian street food vendors, however, and, laying the groundwork for Laos in Town, which opened just about a year ago in NoMa, she made extensive research and development trips to different regions of Laos. Chef Tiatasin promptly won a Michelin Bib Gourmand award for her wondrous dishes like crispy quail and mok pla (curried catfish). “We will 100% be back to Laos in Town,” raves the Hungry Lobbyist. “Absolutely love this place, the people, and the flavors.” We also love its night market feeling, with fish baskets and pots and pans hanging from the ceiling.