This is Pa Laem, the loveliest lady in Laos. After our two days in transit on the slow boat and a night in shady Pak Beng, it was with absolute glee that we made our acquaintance with Pa Laem, the sandwich mama! I created a new sandwich too…tuna salad with fresh mango on a baguette. We returned to Pa Laem’s stall at least three times in two days as she was so warm and friendly, providing not just food but love! My next job is to send this photo and the one of her grand-daughter to her son. If you’re ever in the walking street in Laos, look out for Pa Laem and ask for Gavin’s tuna and mango sandwich…when she asked if I would be back next year I asked her to put it on the menu for me.
The loveliest lady in Laos!