Ant Eggs and Pak Wan Vegetable in Laos

Ant Eggs and Pak Wan Vegetable in Laos

While doing my morning grocery shopping at the Morning Market in Luang Prabang, I found two merchants selling red ant eggs (khai mod daeng ໄຂ່ມົດແດງ) and Pak Wan Vegetable (ຜັກຫວານ) toward the end of the street.

khai mod daeng

I have eaten ant eggs a few times in Laos and while I am not a big fan of ant eggs, I don’t mind trying them in various Lao food dishes.

luang prabang morning market

Pak Wan is literally translates as sweet vegetable in English. Pak means vegetable, Wan means sweet. The vegetable has a sweet crunchy taste, good in soup or stir-fry.

The ant eggs look so nice and tasty and would make a great ant eggs salad or in fish soup with pak wan vegetable.

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