Category Archives: Market


Tubs of fermented fish at Bankerohan Market


Painitan Stools

Guinamos Micro-retailer

The biggest block of shrimp paste on his table cost 150 pesos so this vendor is micro-retailing it

Lao Food: Butterfly PupaeĀ 

Vendor removing the pupa from its cocoon

I saw a couple of these in the garden of my guesthouse. Turns out that my host would buy some from the market to let them complete their metamorphosis. She feared that one day they will all be gone.

Laotians eat them deep-fried with a serving of sticky rice

New Year’s Shopping

Koreans shopping for seafood at Jalgachi Market today

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