Photos by MJ Klein – FOOD PHOTOS
We’ve come to the end of our series on our Thai-Lao trip of 2010. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our trip as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you through the pages of our blog. You’ve already seen what we did on our return to Thailand and on our last day in Thailand, including the food, so this, our last installment will feature the only remaining food left – our lunch on our last day in Laos .
We went to a little outdoor place along the side of the road. This truck, packed full of motorcycles bound for Viet Nam, was right beside us. I couldn’t help noticing a very interesting detail about this truck:
The Rambo mudflaps! That gave us a good laugh. There were some beggar kids hanging around but I got the impression that they weren’t really beggars – they just wanted us to buy them lunch. That didn’t happen. But here’s what we did eat:
This is a dish of mixed vegetables and beef, Lao style that Hui-chen ordered. The chef was Chinese and the restaurant was run by a Chinese lady, so I’m not sure if the flavor was more influenced by local tastes or regional Chinese tastes. But no matter what, it was great.
I wanted the fried shrimp but they were out, so I settled on the fried chicken. This version was really good and I wish I could have had it in the evening with some Lao whisky.
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This is the end of the 2010 Thai-Lao Trip series.