Khao Poon Nam Pa

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Khao Poon Nam Pa
Khao Poon Nam Pa

Vientiane has Khao Piak for breakfast. In Pakse, they have Khao Poon Nam Pa for breakfast. In the morning, visit a boat dock where long boats or small barges ferry people and merchants across the Mekong River bringing fresh vegetables to the market every day. There you’re sure to find at least one mobile stand where people are crowded around but not saying too much because they’re busy slurping their noodles.

Khao poon is a popular type of spicy Lao rice vermicelli soup that has spread to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, and the United States.It is a long-simmered soup most often made with pounded chicken, fish, or pork and seasoned with common Lao ingredients such as fish sauce, lime leaves, galangal, garlic, shallots, Lao chillies, and perilla.

Khao poon is typically made with rice vermicelli noodles ("sen khao poon"), but rice stick noodles can also be used.
Khao poon is typically made with rice vermicelli noodles (“sen khao poon”), but rice stick noodles can also be used.

Various versions of khao poon exist: khao poon nam phik, also called khao poon nam kathee (with coconut milk), khao poon nam jaew (without coconut milk), khao poon nam par (with fish sauce).

Khao poon is typically made with rice vermicelli noodles (“sen khao poon”), but rice stick noodles can also be used. It is served with an assortment of shredded cabbage, carrots, and banana blossom along with bean sprouts, fresh mint, cilantro, lime, and dried red chillies.

Another food in Laos: Ping Kai (Grilled Chicken)

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