Sunday, February 12, 2006
Mmm, some lovely Basmati rice, right? Wrong.
Right guys, I'm off again. This time to one of the remotest parts of Indochina, the strange and still-communist republic of Laos, locked between eastern Thailand and Vietnam.
By all accounts (well, the two I've read) Laos is a curious place, full of oddities like monks who live only on coconuts and strange new religions with concrete statues and a complete absence of ATMs and the world's biggest freshwater fish (the Mekong Catfish).
Laos also has eccentric food traditions. They eat ant eggs, for a start. Yup. Ant eggs. In soup. That's what on sale there, in the photo. Ant eggs. Hm.
I'll let you know.
Posted by sean at 1:47 pm