Lao Green Papaya Salad (Tam Som; ຕໍາສົ້ມ; Tum Mak Houng; Tam Maak Hoong; ຕໍາໝາກຫຸ່ງ), grilled chicken gizzards, and grilled chicken hearts for dinner at Ban Lao Restaurant, in Vientiane, Laos.

lao green papaya salad

grilled food in Laos

It was an interesting food experience to have grilled chicken gizzards and grilled chicken hearts with Lao Green Papaya Salad.

grilled chicken gizzards and hearts

lao green papaya salad

I’m used to seeing and eating the chicken gizzards and hearts in a Larb Kai (Larb chicken) as a kid. To be able to eat the grilled gizzards and hearts in such a large amount on bamboo skewers was a delicious experience.