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Tam Maak Hoong Som Moo
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Tam Mak Hoong and Som Moo

Tam Mak Hoong (ຕຳຫມາກຫຸ່ງ Lao Green Papaya Salad) and Som Moo (ສົ້ມຫມູ Soured Pork) for lunch in Luang Prabang, Laos. I did not made my lunch but rather bought both dishes from a papaya salad stall somewhere near the Mekong River.

lao food larb shrimp
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Spicy Shrimp Salad

Spicy Shrimp Salad ( ລາບກຸ້ງ; Larb Koong, Larb Shrimp, or Laap Koong, Laap Koong) for dinner. This version, the shrimp is fully cooked rather than the raw (dancing shrimp) version that many people in Laos are fond of eating.

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Khao Lod Chong

Pandan Noodles with Coconut Milk (Nam Varn Khao Lod Chong ນ້ຳຫວານເຂົ້າລອດຈອງ, ນ້ຳຫວານເຂົ້າລອດຊ່ອງ) for dessert in Vientiane, Laos. My Aunt didn’t make this dessert but bought a few bags of Nam Varn from her favorite dessert stall at Khua Din Market (Talat Khua Din).

Green Mango Snack
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Green Mango and Jeow

Young Green Mango with Sweet Fish and Chili Dipping Sauce (Maak Muang and Jeow Nam Pa Waan) for an afternoon snack in Vientiane, Laos.

Dutch Red Tulips
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Red Tulips for my Mama

My Mama’s favorite flower is no other than Dutch Tulip. Her favorite color is red. When I see red tulip, I like to take a picture of the flower. When I have enough photos, I then make a photo CD and send it to her.

Earth Day 2014

Happy Earth Day 2014

Happy Earth Day to all!  Today is Earth Appreciation Day. We can take action and protect our planet in our own ways. For many people, planting a tree is an activity to do on Earth Day. As for me, I have made a simple but effective change in my lifestyle. You can do these simple things, which …