- Little Drummer Boy
When I was little, I often heard story of my mom visiting TalatSao (the morning market,) and my older sisters would brag about eating Kao Piek (noodle dish) at the market, I was too young at the time, so I had never gone with her.
- Bouangeun-kou lap pak xane
During our stay in Paksan, my dad and I visited TalatSao every morning for breakfast. I think most Lao people that visit Laos are afraid to eat food from street vendor because they feel that it’s not clean, but I think it’s safe to eat as long as it’s hot, especially Kao Piek or Fer that’s boiled in the pot for a long time. This Kao Piek is one of the best, only cost 3,000 kips ($0.35) per bowl. The coffee is 5,000 kips ($0.59), and as good as I imagined it to be.
There are plenty of Lao bake/fried goods to go with your coffee.
My Aunt doesn’t live too far from TalatSao, so we walked there, and the morning traffic is not so bad, mostly students bicycle commuting to school, and tractors heading out to their farm, it was during rice harvest time. This is a typical day at Paksan.