The best bakery in Luang Namtha

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There is a not surprising tradition of French food in Laos that requires some real effort to maintain. This bakery imports wheat from somewhere far south and puts out some amazing croissants.

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The owner spoke fairly good English and, when I told him that we often called bagels Jewish donuts he laughed as hard as I've ever seen a Lao laugh.
We stopped in the next day for an afternoon snakc and he offered me a Jewish donut but I settled for an excellent slice of cheesecake.
Having cheescake, croissants and bagels was an almost surreal experience that far from any Western city = or any big city at all.

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where this is the supermarket
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I'm fascinated that all of the signs at the bakery are in English. Why is that?
 
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This cafe, and a couple of restaurants in the town, cater to Western travelers.
I never saw a Lao person at any of these restaurants; they tend to eat and lounge in the area of the day or night markets

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