The heat and humidity at the Phosy Market (you may also see it spelled Phousy or Phu Si) is more manageable early in the morning than at midday, but even before 9:00, not much air circulates in the covered area of the market, dominated by vendors selling meat and fish. I spotted (but didn't venture) what looked like some sort of pepper-laden head cheese, and I eyed several food stands that served (so I've read) a good version of the noodle dish called khao soi.
Outdoors, where the produce vendors hold sway, you'll also find a few ladies selling snacks. Above, sweet rice griddle cakes (5,000 kip for a small bag) had a coconut twang; below, a bindle of dark sticky rice (2,000 kip) was topped with shredded coconut and sugar. Either (or in my case both) are good for a boost before a day exploring the town.
Luang Prabang, Laos
(From a November 2006 visit)