For dinner I was treated to khaolarm and pingkai from Seno, Savannakhet. The relatives also bought some kanom parn for me to try. Even though I was in Laos in 2007 and bought kanom parn to take to Pakse, I didn’t get to taste it. This time I took one bite and it was delicious, sticky and sweet and quite messy to clean up.
The main dinner was vegetable pear soup with pork and glass noodle and jeow kapi with boiled bamboo shoots. I remembered eating jeow kapi with boiled bamboo shoots when I was little and I have been craving it for years. I wanted to know if it does taste better in Laos, than in the US. In Laos, when you are starving, anything tastes better than in the US, even warm sticky rice with salt sprinkles on it.