“Sao Noi Disco” is an intriguing name given to this dish. It is also known as “Jumping Prawns”, as you will see why in our LCTV presentation below.
The dish is made with fresh live water shrimp, which is seasoned like a “Larb”. It is served under an inverted bowl, to stop the shrimp from jumping out before reaching the table!. Sao Noi Disco (which losely translated means “Young Disco Girls”) is a fond nickname given to the dish, which resembles, well, resembles “Sao Noi Disco!”.
Laocuisine.net has a video presentation from Lao TV, which features the recipe.