Friday, January 15, 2010
I’ve finally found a word I can say and have the Lao understand me. No struggling with the six tones. O.K., now, is that a high falling tone or a low falling tone? (The biggest problem being that I can’t actually hear the difference.) But if I say ping everybody gets it. Ping means barbecue and Laotians are absolutely mad for anything and everything cooked over a fire.
Here’s a relatively mundane selection of chicken (kai) on the right and pork (moo) on the left.
Click this link to watch our sindad being set up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCCmEuTJrW0
The Laotian version introduced the veggies and the broth. Your delicious finale is the egg cooked in the incredible broth you get after you’ve finished everything else. Perfect with a Beer Lao or, perhaps, two.