Loas is an amazing country, probably my favourite so far, but it is very, very poor. This can be seen in the street food stalls. Whilst a hawker in Malaysia or Thailand has a nice stainless steel unit on wheels, complete with a gas burner or two, here in Laos the street stalls tend to cook over an open fire. They're just a table, a hearth, some burning wood and a wok.
One such stall in Luang Prabang was turning out omelettes so I thought I'd give it a go. Even with such simple equipment the meal was superb. The egg was swirled to coat the wok and then covered with some morning glory and bean sprouts, the whole shebang given a moment under a lid so the heat would wilt these. Once sufficiently tender the omelette was folded into a veg filled parcel. A big bowl of fish sauce and lime juice to dip added salt and sharpness, dried chili gave the heat prerequisite in these parts.