Nam khao, Lao crispy rice salad, is a popular local dish eaten with your fingers and shared with family and friends. I’ve written all about nam khao in a previous post, and now here’s the recipe for this tasty eat. Continue reading Recipe for Nam Khao – Lao crispy rice salad
Nam khao or naem khao is Lao crispy rice salad, a flavourful dish eaten with your fingers at a family feast or with friends after work over beer. Nam khao is laborious to make, but luckily it’s sold ready-made at street stalls and markets throughout Laos. Continue reading Tasty Laos Eats: Nam khao – Lao crispy rice salad
LUANG PRABANG, Laos – Cambodia-based NGO Friends-International has opened Khaiphaen restaurant, its sixth training restaurant and vocational school, their second in Laos. Continue reading Friends-International restaurant Khaiphaen opens in Luang Prabang
At first glance, “Luang Prabang Salad”, one of Luang Prabang’s local signature dishes, looks rather ordinary. It doesn’t have an insane amount of chilli on top, nor does it contain water buffalo skin, fermented fish or animal paws. Called yam salat in Lao, this delicious fusion salad is made with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, watercress, mint, coriander and spring onion. Continue reading Luang Prabang Salad
LUANG PRABANG, Laos – As you stroll through the night market, there’s a good chance you’ll end up gobbling down khao nom kok, bite-sized Lao coconut cakes. Made with rice flour and coconut cream, these sweet street treats are ridiculously tasty, addictive and easy to make. Continue reading Khao nom kok – Lao coconut cakes
Bern has an abundance of enviable B’s: bears, bike paths, botanic gardens, brains, bars, beers, bridges, best quality of life and Begegnungszonen (yeah, see #7).
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — She looks like me, the young woman in the photo. Same roundness of face, same straight black hair that rebelliously flares out at the ends. Like me, her lips downturn slightly at the corners when faced with something serious. She’s clever, I can tell — a spark in the eyes. Her gaze pierces through the display glass into me. She’s tagged with the number 3.
The Seychelles conjures up images of white sand beaches, windswept palms and turquoise waters, a postcard perfect tropical paradise. Having spent five weeks exploring the islands, I can tell you: it’s true. It also brings to mind the ultra-luxurious resorts with a price tag that would send the average person reeling. Continue reading The Seychelles on a Budget
If you thought the Seychelles only had ultra-luxurious 5-star resorts, think again. This island paradise has the most expensive resort in the world but you may be surprised to learn that the Seychelles also has many affordable accommodations in the form of self-catering chalets, villas and apartments, some with prime beachfront locations. Continue reading Affordable Accommodations in the Seychelles
MAHÉ, The Seychelles – An enormous red snapper – all 15 pounds – lords over the table, its mouth agape, under-bite protruding over the edge of the platter, sharp little teeth conveying his displeasure over his situation. He was baked. Continue reading The Seychelles – an intro to Seychellois Cuisine at Chez Batista