Month: December 2008

Life in Holland

First Christmas Day 2008

Merry Christmas everyone. Christmas time is when we all gather as a family for those that can and share the moments. Over here the Dutch celebrate Christmas for two days, the first and second Christmas so you can actually share this special time with all your relatives. It’s a good […]

cucumber salad
Lao Food

Tum Mak Teng and Ping Pa

Lunch in Vientiane, Laos with Tum Mak Teng (ຕໍາໝາກແຕງ) or Spicy Cucumber Salad and Ping Pa (ປິ້ງປາ) or Grilled Fish. My cousin Khek cooked some sticky rice and then grilled the fishes while Aunt Phone was busy making the spicy cucumber salad. Tum Mak Teng and Ping Pa make a […]

Lao Food

Kaeng Nor Mai and Ping Kob

Kaeng Nor Mai (Lao Bamboo Shoot Soup) and Ping Kob (Grilled Frog) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Kian and Aunt Phone made the bamboo shoot soup and grilled frog to go with warm sticky rice and Jeow Mak Phet (Chili Pepper Dipping Sauce). I have never eaten bamboo shoot […]