Eating in Laos  

waggypolly 71F
7449 posts
6/14/2006 12:26 am

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Eating in Laos

I'm still not seeing any of the pictures on my blog, but if you can see this it's a shot of the herbs used in Lao cooking.

Lao food is a lot like Thai food, but with some differences. Lots of sticky rice, rather than ordinary rice. Lots more hot, raw spices. Lots of hot meat/ fresh vegetable salads. Lots of fish, and - if you wish - yummies like fried grubs and fresh beetles. Ants' egg soup really is very good indeed.

But the French were here for nearly a hundred years and they have left a cullinary legacy in the cities. We had cafe-au-lait and baguettes for breakfast and the night before my friends left we went to the best French restaurant in town for a four-course dinner and bottle of wine, which cost US$60.00 for three people. Beat that!

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VATraveler1948 68M

6/14/2006 2:57 am

Polly, I could never hope to beat the US$60 cost for a fancy dinner at a French restaurant... but the taxi ride to get to Laos would be EXPENSIVE so I'll have to settle for a more expensive place here in the US.

waggypolly replies on 7/10/2006 2:33 am:
Thought of swimming?

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
6/14/2006 3:54 am

i think i'll skip on eating bugs, thanks! (we can see the pics, btw.)

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waggypolly replies on 7/10/2006 2:33 am:
I passed on the bugs this trip too.

It was similar experiences in Thailand about ten years ago that turned me into a vegetarian.

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
6/14/2006 6:47 am

Ants egg soup makes me feel creepy crawly inside! But I'd love to be traveling again in foreign countries! Enjoy! And yes, I can see the pictures on your post! They just take awhile to show up after the text part of the blog.

waggypolly replies on 7/10/2006 2:35 am:
I was once given ants egg soup and thought it was a casserole made with pearl barley. I have to say it tasted delicious --- they told me what was in it. After lunch they drove me out of town to show me where the ants made their nests -- in trees, actually.

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
6/14/2006 12:07 pm

i can see all the pics

I'm a

i'm here to stay

waggypolly replies on 7/10/2006 2:37 am:
It was weird. Maybe, while the Thai government just represses the whole site and posts a notice saying it has done so, the Lao government just supresses the pictures on sex sites and leaves the text . . . . who knows.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/17/2006 2:46 pm

Hello there, waggypolly sweetie! I sure wish I could travel Asia with you.

waggypolly replies on 7/10/2006 2:39 am:
Keith, sweetie, I'd love to show you around. Just name the date.

HBowt2 58F

6/19/2006 11:50 am

what a great you've got me tempted...

waggypolly replies on 7/10/2006 2:40 am:
The best time to start planning is ... now.

redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
6/20/2006 2:58 pm

Pics are all there but interestingly they cannot be super-sized...wonder if that feature is broken??

So I am wondering if you are trying all these tasty delights??

waggypolly replies on 7/10/2006 2:42 am:
What is the supersizing feature? I've never been aware of it. All these pics were so small before I put them up I don't think they COULD enlarge.

redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
7/14/2006 9:58 am

When I sign on to your blog I normally can enlarge your post pictures by clicking on them. This only works on the opening page. {Once you open a post you cannot enlarge the picture.} In the posts you made while you were traveling I sadly cannot enlarge the pictures.

waggypolly replies on 7/14/2006 5:54 pm:
Wonder what is going on there. Dunno

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