My aunt bought a few kilos of Hoy (freshwater shellfish) at Talat Dao Heuang (Dao Heuang New Pakse Market). My aunt decided to make Koy Hoy (ກ້ອຍຫອຍ) or Larb Hoy (ລາບຫອຍ), a sort of shellfish salad for dinner.

freshwater shellfish

shellfish salad

larb hoy

I don’t know the name of this Hoy in the Lao or English language. It takes a bit of work to clean and to get meat out of each shell using a toothpick.