It’s quite a delicious snack or a full meal with various leaves according to the season holding the fillings inside for a refreshing and tasty bite.
Mee Koy Phan is a popular street food in Laos, especially in Luang Prabang. It consists of mashed eggplant mixed with herbs, spices, and sometimes minced pork or shrimp. The mixture is then wrapped in rice paper or lettuce leaves, creating a delicious and refreshing snack.
The ingredients used in the filling can vary, but typical additions include garlic, shallots, chili, fish sauce, lime juice, and fresh herbs like coriander and mint. This mixture is spooned onto a piece of softened rice paper or a lettuce leaf, rolled up into a neat package, and served as a delightful finger food.
The dish is loved for its combination of flavors, ranging from the smoky and slightly tangy taste of the mashed eggplant to the aromatic herbs and savory notes from the other ingredients. It’s a popular snack choice among locals and tourists alike, especially during hot weather, as it offers a light and flavorful treat.
If you happen to be in Luang Prabang or other parts of Laos, do keep an eye out for Mee Koy Phan in the street food markets or local food stalls. It’s a unique and tasty Lao snack that you wouldn’t want to miss!