A cousin in Vientiane, Laos will be taking part in a Buddhist Ordination. This is a happy occasion for all the relatives. There are a handful of aunts, uncles, and cousins that traveled all the way from the USA to take part in a joyful celebration.

kong boun buad

Buddhist Ordination

The relatives have set up Kong Boun Buat and many friends and relatives have been invited to take part in the Buddhist Merit Making event.

minced fish salad


tod kadouk moo

kaeng kari

lao stir fried vegetables

tapioca balls

My two aunts have been busy cooking all day. After a Baci, Sukuan Ceremony, the guests will be treated to Koy Pa, Larb, Khao Poon, Sakoo Sai Moo and other dishes.

sticky rice wrapped in banana leaf

sticky rice wrapped in banana leaf

khao tom ເຂົ້າຕົ້ມ


They also made Khao Tom for the Alms Offering ceremony and Khao Pard for the guests to take home afterward.