Minced Pork Salad

Larb Moo (Minced Pork Salad) and Kaeng Moo Sai Maak Pi (Pork Bone Soup) with banana blossom for lunch in Vientiane, Laos.

Young Green Mango with Chili Dipping Sauce for an afternoon snack. I wanted to treat myself to something sour and spicy while waiting for Christmas Dinner. I had three small green...

Khao Poon

Breakfast in Vientiane, Laos with two Lao Food dishes bought from the food vendors at That Luang Festival. After the Almsgiving Ceremony, my two aunts decided it would be better to...

My two aunts and two cousins went to Boun That Luang on the last day of the festival for the Thak Baht ceremony. After making offerings to the Buddhist Monks, they...

Ping Kai

Khao Larm (Sticky Rice in Bamboo Tube) and Ping Kai (Grilled Chicken) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Kian bought the food at Boun That Luang after attending the Wax Castle...

Nam Varn Khao Lod Chong

Khua Sen Lon (Fried Cellophane noodles) and Nam Varn Khao Lod Chong (Pandan Noodles with Coconut Milk) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Phone likes to make Fried Noodles for just...

Phan Pa or Fish Wraps for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. I went to Kok Pho Market with my aunt to buy a few dishes to take home for lunch. We ordered...

Pon Pa Douk (spicy puree of cooked catfish) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos.

Turkey Fondue

Thanksgiving Dinner in Holland with Sien Dart (Lao Fondue) using Turkey breast marinated in two kinds of seasonings. I have not been eating Turkey for Thanksgiving since I came to Holland...

Larb Pa

Larb Pa for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. This is a cooked version of Larb Pa, served with vegetables, fish soup, and warm sticky rice. Aunt Kian is afraid to eat raw...

Thom Khem (Sweet Salted Pork Stew With Hard Boiled Eggs) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos.

Nam Nuong

It’s nice to take a break from eating Lao Food once or twice a month and try other cuisines from neighboring countries. For lunch today it was Vietnamese Food, Nem Neung,...

Chicken Noodle Soup

Feu Kai (Chicken Noodle Soup) for breakfast in Vientiane, Laos. The soup has chicken meatballs and rice stick noodles.

Lao Bamboo Shoot Soup

Kaeng Nor Mai (Lao Bamboo Shoot Soup) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Kian made it with no meat or fish in it. She uses pumpkin in the soup and plenty...

Lao Food Fish Wrap

For tonight’s dinner in Vientiane, it was one of the family’s favorite dish, which is no other than Pun Pa or Fish Wrap. It takes a bit of time to make...

Food at Vientiane Boat Race

Vientiane Boat Racing Festival is a favorite time of the year for all my relatives to gather at Wat Chan for food and fun. My uncle would hang out at the...

Mee Kati

Mee Kati (Rice Stick Noodles with Coconut Milk) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Kiane and Aunt Phone made this dish to celebrate Boun Ork Phansa or End of the Buddhist...

Boun Ork Phansa or End of Buddhist Lent celebration at Wattay Yai Temple in Vientiane, Laos. In the morning, my two aunts and my three cousins went to the temple to...