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Buying Nam Varn Khao Lod Chong (Tapioca Flour Noodle in Sweet Coconut Milk) at the local market in Vientiane, Laos.
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Making Koy Pa Nam Khong (Mekong Fish Salad) and Kaeng Pa (Fish Soup) for lunch in Laos.
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Feu Noodle Soup for breakfast in Vientiane, Laos. My two aunts didn’t feel like making breakfast this morning. We decided to treat ourselves to noodle soup for breakfast at one of the noodle soup restaurant in Vientiane, Laos.
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Ping Som Moo (Grilled Sour Pork) and Tam Mak Thua (Lao String Bean Salad) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos.
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Larb Koong (Larb Shrimp) or Sao Noi Disco (Dancing Shrimp) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos.
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Khao Jie Pate aka Lao Sandwich for breakfast in Vientiane, Laos. My relative were busy in the morning and didn’t have the time to make breakfast.
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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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