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2010.03.24

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Steve Jackson

That reminds me I've been meaning to find the Vietnamese equivalent in Hanoi (more of Southern dish - I think) but it's got to be out there somewhere.

But that looks fabulous.

Joshua Armstrong

I've eaten on that same stall I believe. Is this the one?

http://cookingthebooks.typepad.com/cooking_the_books/2009/07/laos-omelette.html

So saying now I look closer I'm not sure.

I agree wholeheartedly with your unfamiliar breakfasts manifesto. For the 7 months I spent in Asia last year an unfmailiar breakfast was one of the highlights of each day.

Have you had the pig offal heavy noodle soup on the main (tourist) drag in Luang Prabang? Back down away from the shops/cafes towards the temples. I think they call it khao put (well something that sounds like it anyway). A big plastic bowl of freshly boiled pig offal which you take as much as you want from with your chopsticks and they then cover with noodles, lots of shredded lemongrass and banana flower and a coconut broth. Was one of my most interesting breakfasts of the trip, never got around to blogging it though unfortunately.

the lacquer spoon

Thanks for the new info on Lao omelette. Love to find where to offer the dish in Tokyo though in taste it won’t be comparable to the flesh version cooked at the actual site.

J2Kfm

YES! The crunchy crushed peanuts, robust fish sauce, slices of chillies, and minced pork/prawns within.
Wait, that's MY favourite omelette in Hanoi.
Never bothered to get the name though. So it's LAO then...

foodbin

eat it on the side with bread-fulfilling.

Sticky

I'm with you on this one, Robyn. It was the most satisfying egg breakfast I've had. Still think about it...http://stickyrice.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/10/street-wok-omel.html

Robyn

Joshua -- That's the one. We did eat at a noodle stall that offered offal and meat foe/pho (as well as kao soy). Didn't have a coconut milk soup though -- that's not so much Luang Prabang style as more southern. Like N Thai food N Lao food doesn't feature as much coconut milk as further south.

foodbin - not sure I could've fit in any bread! This was a very filling meal.

Hi Sticky -- maybe not same lady ... yours looks a bit more banh beo like in its golden crispiness. But you seemed to enjoy it as much as we enjoyed ours.

J2kfm - I wouldn't wager that Laos 'own' this type of egg dish .... variations all over the region. You're right though -- the peanuts really sort of make the dish (with the chilies).

the lacquer spoon - have you got decent Lao and Viet food in Tokyo?

Joshua Armstrong

I definitely didn't see a lot of coconut milk around there. I think this dish had it in though and both times we had it were in the north, once in LP and the other in the Chinese market in Luang Nam Tha where there was very little meat and masses of pig's blood. Wish I'd taken a picture of either but both times I was caught without my camera.

Sarah

I must say, what a lovely nonstick wok, I wonder what it is made of (carbon steel, aluminum?) and how much oil, if any he had to brush on the wok to keep the egg from sticking?
The egg looks delicious!

the lacquer spoon

In Tokyo, there’re many Thai and Vietnamese restaurants (from high-end to no-frills) cooked by their native chefs, but I need to explore the city more to find good Lao food. Apparently, it’s mixed up with Thai food here...

Casey

Have you tried the Philippine version of egg omelette? I've tried it during vacation 2 years ago and it was kind of "I'd like to forget my diet".

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