Lao Green Papaya and Rice Noodle Salad with cooked river crabs (Tam Maak Hoong Sai Khao Poon) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. I usually eat the papaya salad with the rice noodle on the side. Adding the rice noodle toward the end of the making process is another way of eating the salad.

Tam Maak Hoong Sai Khao Poon

Tam Maak Hoong Sai Khao Poon

Tam Maak Hoong Sai Khao Poon

When I’m lucky enough to be in Laos during crab season, then throwing a few cooked crabs to the Lao Green Papaya and Rice Noodle Salad is a big bonus.