It’s that time of the year when Bai Kee Lek (cassia leaf) is in season. Aunt Kian and Aunt Phone have been making Kaeng Kee Lek (Lao Curry) a few times...

ant egg soup

It’s still Ant Egg Season and there are plenty of ant eggs available at the local market in Vientiane. For lunch today, Aunt Kian made Ant Egg Soup and Chili Pepper...

My aunts and other relatives were busy cooking this morning for a house party. My cousin was ordained as a Buddhist Monk for ten days and is now back home. All...

Food Stall in Vientiane, Laos

Taking a stroll along the Mekong River in Vientiane, Laos. The night market area and Chao Anouvong Park is usually packed on any given night with tourists and locals alike. You...

bamboo shoot soup

My two aunts are busy making Bamboo Shoot Soup (kaeng Nor Mai) and Lao rice vermicelli soup stock (Khao Poon) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. They are making the Khao Poon...

A cousin in Vientiane, Laos will be taking part in a Buddhist Ordination. This is a happy occasion for all the relatives. There are a handful of aunts, uncles, and cousins...

Lao Food - Ping Kai

Happy Friday and have a delicious weekend! What are you treating yourself to today? For dinner tonight, my cousin Khek made Ping Kai (Grilled Chicken) and Jeow Maak Len (Spicy Tomato...

Mok Pa Siew (Steamed Minnow Fish) in banana leaf for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Phone made the Mok Pa Siew as part of the cooking tutorials so my two cousins...

It was Aunt Kian’s turn to cook and she Pon Pa (spicy puree of cooked fish) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos.

tom khem

Tom Khem (Sweet Salted Pork Stew With Hard Boiled Eggs) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Phone has been making many dishes using pork meat since beef prices have not gone...

Larb Moo

Beef prices are quite high in Vientiane, Laos at the moment for the average working people. The alternative to beef for many people are pork and pork fat to feed the...

Dinner in Vientiane, Laos with Koy Phan Pa or Koy Pa Phan.

What’s for lunch today in Vientiane, Laos? It’s no other than my two favorite dishes with Pun Hoy Kang (Cockle Wrap) and Pa Nin (Fish Wrap). Aunt Kian bought a set...

Ping Som Moo (Grilled Soured Pork Sausage or Fermented Pork Sausage) for breakfast in Vientiane, Laos.

Koy Pa

Koy Pa (Lao Fish Minced Salad) with Kaeng Pa (Lao Fish Soup) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Tou was visiting from Pakse and brought some fishes to the relatives in...

Tom Kai and Jeow Maak Len

Tom Kai (Boiled Chicken) and Jeow Maak Len (Spicy Tomato Chutney) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos.

Lao Food - Larb Moo

Lunch in Vientiane, Laos with Larb Moo (Spicy Minced Pork Salad) and Kaeng Sen Lon (Glass Noodle Soup with Pork Meatballs). Aunt Phone loves to eat Spicy Minced Pork Salad and...

Lao Food - Jeow Hed

Breakfast in Vientiane, Laos with Jeun Pa (Fried Fish) and Jeow Hed (Mushroom Chutney). Since my cousin, Khek had a day off from work, it was her turn to cook for...