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Nam Khao (ແໝມເຂົ້າ) or Lao crispy rice salad, Lao fried rice ball salad, Nam Kao Tod for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. My Aunt Phone likes to make this for a Boun (Lao Festival), birthday party, and any big gathering. She can make a few kilos of the fried rice ball, mix and season with the Soured Pork, and serve to the guests as fresh as possible.
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Lao Green Papaya Salad (Tam Mak Hoong) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. I bought the Tam Mak Hoong from 3 Sisters Restaurant (Han Sam Euay Nong) near the Mekong Riverside area.
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Larb Sien (Larb Beef, laap, larp, lahb) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. My aunt also made Kaeng Sien (Beef Soup) to go with the Larb Beef. She likes to put tomatoes in the meat soup to give it a little bit of sour taste.
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Feu Noodle Soup with Iced Tea for breakfast in Vientiane, Laos. My Aunt took us to a noodle soup restaurant at Ban Phonthong, which is known for having delicious bowl of Feu.
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Tilapia Fish Wrap (Phan Pa Nin) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. It was my cousin’s turn to make dinner and she decided to make Phan Pa Nin for all of us.
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Khao Tom Mat (Steamed sticky rice wrapped in banana leaf) for breakfast in Vientiane, Laos. It has minced pork and mung bean fillings with a touch of black pepper.
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Grilled Tilapia Fish (Ping Pa Nin) and Lao Green Banana Salad (Tam Mak Kuay) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos.
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Ping Sien Moo (grilled pork) and Jeow Mak Len (Lao spicy tomato chutney) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. My Aunt Phone made the grilled pork while my other Aunt Kian made the Lao spicy tomato chutney.
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Mok Kai (Steamed chicken in banana leaf) for breakfast in Vientiane, Laos. Mok Kai is a classic Lao Food dish with fresh herbs and spices for seasonings and chicken egg in the middle for a finishing touch.
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Dinner at Center Poing Juice Bar in Vientiane, Laos with Tum Mua (Spicy Mixed Salad), deep fried meatballs, and hot soy milk.
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