Just a few weeks ago, I was ecstatic at my discovery of mataba in Bangkok. Now that I’m here in Vientiane, I’ve notice a vendor selling something called “murthapa”. I stopped and took a closer look one day and lo and behold, it’s the same as what my cute little covered lady was doing in Bangkok! Yays! I don’t need to wait to get back to Bangkok to have more mataba! I actually think my cute little covered lady in Bangkok made tastier mataba, but hey, I’m just happy to be able to have more of it.