ໝາກຕານ
Lao Food

Sugar Palm Fruit

Sugar Palm Fruit or Mak Thahn ( ໝາກຕານ,ຫມາກຕານ in Lao language, ลูกตาล in Thai language) for late night snack in Vientiane, Laos.

ລາບເລືອດເປັດ
Lao Food

Tom Ped Larb Leud Ped

Duck soup (Tom Ped ຕົ້ມເປັດ) and Duck Blood Salad (Larb Leud Ped ລາບເລືອດເປັດ, Leud Paeng Ped ເລືອດແປງເປັດ) at a relative’s farm in the outer skirt of Vientiane Capital, Laos.

ໝ້ຽງເມືອງຫລວງ
Lao Food

Miang Muang Luang for dinner

Homemade Miang Muang Luang ໝ້ຽງເມືອງຫລວງ for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. My aunt made this Luang Prabang dish using a recipe from another aunt in Pakse. One of the important ingredient is using tomato in the ground rice paste.

papaya salad
Lao Food

Tam Mak Hoong for snack

Making Tam Mak Hoong (ຕໍາໝາກຫຸ່ງ; Tam Som; ຕໍາສົ້ມ) aka Lao Green Papaya Salad for afternoon snack in Vientiane, Laos.

nam oi
Lao Food

Sugarcane juice

Buying freshly squeezed sugarcane juice (Nam Oi ນ້ຳອ້ອຍ, น้ำอ้อย ) at the local market in Vientiane, Laos.

lao green papaya salad
Lao Food

Tam Som for snack

Tam Som ຕໍາສົ້ມ ( Tam Mak Hoong ຕໍາໝາກຫຸ່ງ ) aka Lao Green Papaya Salad for snack before dinner in Vientiane, Laos.

ant egg salad
Lao Food

Red Ant Egg Salad for dinner

Making Red Ant Egg Salad ( Koy Khai Mod Daeng ກອ້ຍໄຂ່ມົດແດງ, Koy Khai Mod Som ກອ້ຍໄຂ່ມົດສົ້ມ ) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos.

khai mod daeng
Lao Food

Ant Egg Season in Laos

It’s Red Ant Egg Season in Laos at the moment. Around this time of year, one can find plenty of red ant eggs ( khai mod daeng ໄຂ່ມົດແດງ or khai mod som ໄຂ່ມົດສົ້ມ ) at the local market all over the country.

papaya salad vientiane
Lao Food

Tam Som for dinner

Tam Som or the more specific name Tam Mak Hoong ( ຕໍາໝາກຫຸ່ງ Lao Green Papaya Salad ) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos.

ping hoy
Lao Food

Grilled apple snail

Buying grilled apple snail ( ping hoy ປີ້ງຫອຍ ) at a roadside stand for morning snack in Muang Xanakham ເມືອງ ຊະນະຄາມ ( Xanakham District ), Vientiane Prefecture, Laos. We went for a morning drive along the Mekong River to check out the roadside stalls, selling fresh produce from both sides of the Mekong River.

tam som
Lao Food

Late night Tam Som

Tam Som for late night snack at Tummour Restaurant ( ຕຳມົ້ວ ວຽງຈັນ; ตำมั่ว เวียงจันทน์ ) in Vientiane, Laos. After doing some shopping and sight seeing at Vientiane Riverside Night Market, we got hungry and decided to head over to Tummour Restaurant, the one next to Seasons Riverside Hotel for a late night snack before heading …

ລາບ ลาบ
Lao Food

Larb Sien with Phea

Making Larb Sien with Phea ລາບຊີ້ນງົວໃສ່ເພັ້ຍ (Laab Sien, Laab Beef, Larb Beef, Laap Beef) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. This is a raw version with Phea ເພັ້ຍ or Phia (different spelling), which is juice of the beef intestine. The fresh beef has been thinly sliced and marinated in the cow intestinal juice for a few …