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Weird foods: Mekong Riverweed and Buffalo Skin Paste

One of my photos is featured on the Food Network’s website in an article about the 20 Weirdest Foods Eaten Around the World.

When I first came across the dish featured — Mekong riverweed with a dip made of buffalo skin and chill peppers — about seven years ago, I admit to being wary. 123 more words


Luang Prabang, and why it's awesome

To get from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, you have to travel for about six hours along Highway 13. The fact that it’s a highway doesn’t really mean much, except that it’s got tarmac along most of it; in all other respects, it’s just another insane Lao road. 2,613 more words

Duck Laab, Noodle Soups and Grilled Chicken @ Sohkdii Lao Restaurant in St. Pete

Sohkdii is a newish Lao restaurant flying under the radar over in West St. Petersburg. They offer an extensive menu of native Lao dishes backed by a strong sushi menu that’s a step to the side from the standard sushi-mill fare. 118 more words