Having Purple Eggplant Chutney (Jeow Mak Kheua) for breakfast with the merchants and traders at the Morning Market, in Luang Prabang, Laos.

jeow mak keua

We boiled some water spinach (Phak Bong) to go with the Purple Eggplant Chutney (Jeow Maak Kheua; ແຈ່ວໝາກເຂືອ).

lao food

khao niao

lao food

It was a simple but delicious meal with freshly cooked sticky rice (glutinous rice), pork rind, coriander (cilantro), and Piper sarmentosum leaves (phak i leut or pak eelerd; ຜັກອີ່ເລີດ) on the side.