It’s been some time since I last posted food pictures. Well, there is several reasons – since I am currently residing at the same place and working instead of traveling, I stopped taking pictures of all I was about to eat because it started to be sort of boring (same backgrounds – terrace table, dining room table, and the three to four restaurants where we usually eat; oh, and same food – sandwiches, noodle soup, fried rice, fried rice, noodle soup, sandwiches, …).
Anyways, I would like to loose some words on Lao food (and ONE post I will allow myself of all the food pics in Laos BEFORE I stopped taking them! 😛 Coming soon, needs some sorting time…). Khoi mak ahan Lao! (meaning: I like Lao food!). It might be a little repetitive, but the ingredients are always fresh and healthy, consisting of lots of fresh herbs, vegetables, (meat I guess, but not for mehee!) and sticky rice (my new love, so good!).
There are a few dishes that are very typical for Laos – Pho (noodle soup), Khao niao (sticky rice), and Tam mak hoong (papaya salad). Pho is always served in a huge bowl filled with hot broth, in which a nest of rice noodles and vegetables are floating. Fresh salad and herbs, green beans, lemon, chili and sometimes even peanut paste are served seperately and can be added as wished. It is actually a Vietnamese dish, but there is no lunch in Laos without it.