Lao Green Papaya Salad aka Tam Maak Hoong (ຕໍາໝາກຫຸ່ງ) with pork rinds (Kiep Moo; ຂຽບຫມູ) for lunch in Luang Prabang, Laos. I didn’t have to go far to have my favorite salad today. With plenty of green papaya trees growing in the garden along with other fruits and vegetables, we just picked one papaya and made ourselves a quick lunch.

maak hoong

maak hoong

tam maak hoong

papaya salad

pork rinds

If I was living in Laos with a little bit of space for a garden, I would be growing at least one papaya tree, chili peppers, banana, and few other essentials herbs and vegetables for hobby and consumption.