Jaew bong (Lao: ແຈ່ວບອງ) is a sweet and spicy Laotian chili paste made with Laotian chili, galangal and other ingredients commonly found in Laos. Its distinguishing ingredient, however, is water buffalo skin.
It is eaten usually by dipping Laotian sticky rice or a raw/parboiled vegetable in it. It's also a condiment for a Laotian riverweed snack called Kaipen. Jaew bong lasts for a long time, does not spoil easily and can be either on the spicier or sweeter side, depending who makes it. Characteristically, it is both sweet and spicy.