There is something about doing grocery shopping in Laos. It’s not boring like in Holland or in the USA with pushing the shopping cart down the aisles and selecting fruits and vegetables all packed in a nice plastic containers or in boxes. Whenever I am in Laos I would volunteer to go to the local [...]
The weather was quite warm in Laos last month, especially around Boun Pi Mai Lao or Lao New Year Festival. To cool myself down I often turned to Lao Iced Coffee and thought about the time of when I was a little kid in Laos when my mother would buy Lao Iced Coffee at the [...]
When I was in Laos last month, there were plenty of Marian Plum or Mak Phang at the market in Luang Prabang and in Vientiane. I haven’t eaten Marian Plum since 2010 so it was quite a treat for me to find them in season. There are two types of Marian Plum, one is sweet [...]
During my vacation in Luang Prabang, I didn’t eat out at a restaurant that much and often went looking for grilled food at Luang Prabang Evening Market. The evening market is not as packed like the morning market but there are enough food vendors and merchants selling various things and this is where the local [...]
My second dinner in Luang Prabang with Minced Beef Salad, Beef Soup, Bamboo Shoot Soup and Or Lam with warm sticky rice and Lao tea. I bought the Bamboo Shoot Soup and Or Lam at the Morning Market in Luang Prabang and re-heated for dinner. Right before dinner time I walked on the street along [...]
Spicy Glass Noodle or Cellophane Noodle for lunch. It is made the same way as Lao green papaya salad using shrimp paste, fish sauce, sugar, tamarind, and lime juice for the seasoning. A package of glass noodle was boil without soaking it first along with Chinese flowering cabbage, string beans, and fish balls and then [...]
Lunch in Luang Prabang with Fresh Spring Rolls, Miang Muang Luang, Miang Maak Kheua or Miang Eggplant with Lao green tea. I bought the Fresh Spring Rolls and Miang from my favorite food stall at the entrance to the evening market next to Ancient Luang Prabang Hotel.
I like Bamboo Shoot Soup next to Lao Green Papaya Salad. When I go to Laos I find it very interesting to look at various bamboo shoots and figuring out ways to cook them whether in soup, steam, boil, or stir-fry plain or with meat or poultry. I don’t mind if the bamboo shoot is [...]