Thai-Lao Food


The next few days of our Thai-Lao trip were interesting and now you’ll get to see some of the dishes we enjoyed.

One of the evenings, I tried a Lao “whisky bucket” which (I didn’t know at the time) is meant for several people to drink at once:

Day 5, Vang Vieng

I had them hold the Red Bull (I don’t get drinking Red Bull at all) and just stick with the whisky and the mixer.  It was good and in reality not as much liquor as it might appear.


We decided that we wanted to try some of the local Chinese cuisine, so we checked out a Chinese restaurant.

Thai-Lao Trip Food: The Next Few Days

This is “kung bao ji ding” which is a spicy dish with fiery red peppers and peanuts.

Thai-Lao Trip Food: The Next Few Days

This is sliced pork ears with scallion and cilantro.  It sure was a lot better than it might sound.

Thai-Lao Trip Food: The Next Few Days

One of my hobbies is eating “ma po tofu” in as many places around the world that I can find it.  This version was pretty good, with just the right amount of hot spices.

Thai-Lao Trip Food: The Next Few Days

An all time favorite: snow peas.  Great with garlic!

Thai-Lao Trip Food: The Next Few Days

I think they call this stuff “Chinese cabbage.”   I call it “good eating!”

Thai-Lao Trip Food: The Next Few Days

This is pan fried cabbage with chicken meat.  Such a simple dish and yet so good.

Thai-Lao Trip Food: The Next Few Daysl

This shrimp dish was an evening meal for me in Viang Vieng.

Day 5, Vang Vieng

Previously, I mentioned that this was some of the grilled fare on offer in the evening in Vang Vieng, but I have to confess that it looked a lot better than it really was.  I tried the sausage and it was very disappointing.

MJ Klein
Former field engineer MJ Klein now lives in Taiwan, and writes articles that primarily feature photographs of travels of MJ and wife Hui-chen, plus daily goings on in the bustling island nation of Taiwan, and other places in Asia. Articles feature people, culture, food, situations and sometimes the trials and tribulations of traveling in places such as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos and of course Taiwan.
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