2. I chose ginger, bean sprouts, and lime.
3. Pick up a noodle with your chopsticks. This can be tricky as the noodles are very thick and slippery.
4. Place the noodle in your spoon. If the noodle is too long to fit, cut it with the edge of your spoon.
5. Add to your spoon anything else from your bowl that you would like to eat. I added a fried onion. (The thing that looks like a leg is actually a delicious fruit shake. You can a bit of it in step 7.)
6. If you get a beautiful chunk of meat like this one, it’s easy to eat. If you’re foreign, they’ll often give you the nicer pieces of meat. The lady serving us actually said “Tooay nee samlap falang dur!” = “This bowl is for the foreigner!”
7. If you get pieces like this one (more common), you’ll have to use your fingers to make sure to get every bit of meat off of the bone.
One bowl of delicious soup costs 12,000 kip = $1.50.
So how do you take your Kao Piek?