Spicy Rice Vermicelli Salad (Tam Khao Poon; ຕໍາເຂົ້າປຸ້ນ) and Pickled Fish (Som Pa; ສົ້ມປາ), served with Water Spinach or Water Morning Glory (Phak Bong; ຜັກບົ້ງ), White Leadtree pods (Phak Katin) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos.

Tam Khao Poon

Spicy Noodle Salad

Pickled Fish

Pickled Fish


The Pickled or Soured Fish was served raw rather than cooked. I prefer to have the pickled fish fried in light oil or grilled in bamboo leaf.