Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong | Season 2 | Episode 3 - Luang Prabang, Laos

25m 36s

In the third episode of Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong, Luke stays in Luang Prabang to join the biggest New Year’s celebrations in the country. Luke gets in the festive spirit helping out at a local street food seller with her coconut cakes. He escapes with crowds to Quang Si waterfalls, where he makes a refreshing Luang Prabang salad. Traveling further into the countryside, Luke meets a third generation watercress farmer. He hears her story as they harvest watercress together before cooking her favourite steak dish with lashings of rice wine. Heading back into town, Luke stands in awe as a local teenager harvests tamarind in the high branches of a tree for his dessert dish, and he tests his tastebuds with a unique local snack called, ‘rat poo’.