Tag Archives: Luang Prabang

Lao Food: Crickets

Crickets are normally considered as food by Lao people.

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Snake and Vegetables

Vegetables and snake at the market in Luang Prabang.

Lao Food: Ant Eggs

Ant eggs are a little sour and are eaten with chicken eggs, in fish soup, or just steamed for a snack.

Reference: What’s in the Market?, Sonesulilat Vongsouline, Big Brother Mouse 2010

Lao Food: Stink Bugs & Cicadas

Stink bugs

Stink bugs live on leaves in the longan tree and they are usually eaten fried or mashed into sauce.

Plates of stink bugs and cicadas

Cicadas can be roasted, fried, or used to make sauces.

Reference: What’s in the Market?, Sonesulilat Vongsouline, Big Brother Mouse 2010

Lao Pottery Village

Pay for the entrance fee ticket

Kiln

Kiln hole. Top view.

Finished product

Middle Noodle

Small noodle, big noodle, and middle noodle

Coconut Pancakes in Banana Leaf Bowl

Vendor selling round coconut pancakes in banana leaf bowl

Stapler is the secret tool of banana leaf bowl construction

Side Alley Chilli Pepper Drying

Chilli peppers drying on a rattan meal base by the side alley. Just one of those random things seen being dried outside.

Elephant Dung Paper

Fruit Combinations

All possible combinations of fruit to make fruit shake

Luang Prabang Letter Boxes

Mekong river in the background

 

Repurposed Water Gun Toys

Lao Tuk Tuk

This one looks nice with its embellishments

A closer look at the wooden embellishments

Parked tuk tuks as seen from the inside of a running tuk tuk

 

Friday Snapshot: Skeleton Slow Boat

I think I found a dock by the Mekong river where they build slow boats

Rooster Carrier

He looks humiliated

Peculiar Pineapples

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