Known in these parts as khao niaow, I could eat this stuff all day. In Laos that’s easier done than said. And at the moment, I’m also fortunate enough to witness the first stage in rice production:
not to mention the last:
I think sticky rice might be the underlining difference of Thai and Lao food…sticky rice is so much more a staple then say the jasmine rice that very prevalent in that area. Then again, I should know, I eat enough sticky rice everyday. I am Lao. LOL!
Great pix, guy! I love reading your blog. I’m relatively new. But I’ve combed over your entire food blog about Thailand and I love all the photos and great snippets of local tales. Thank you. I’m all a twitter that your in Laos. I hope to go back and visit soon. Until then…I’ll relive then through your pictures.
Austin, those banh mi`look so delicious. Great picture!!