We were getting streams of visitors in the late afternoon at the house wanting news update on Grand-Mama’s funeral. It is a common courtesy to feed your guests in Laos and if nothing else there should be drinks and fruits or candies provided. I went next door to buy some ping kai and Khek went to buy some Beer Lao for our guests.

Lao Food

Beer Lao and Ping Kai

Aunt Phone asked me what I wanted for dinner and I told her “Pon Pa”. It’s my father’s favorite dish and I like to eat the vegetables and don’t care much for meat so it was a good meal. I wanted to record the making of the dish but was too busy with the guests since I was part of the conversation.