Laos Cuisine, Food & Recipes

Laos cuisine, food and Laotian recipes

Laotians eat more sticky rice than any group or people in the world. Many Laotians refer to themselves as Luk Khao Niaow - children / descendants of sticky rice.

Galangal, lemongrass and Lao fish sauce are important ingredients in Laotian cuisine. The most famous dish is Larb, a spicy mixture of (sometimes raw)marinated meat and/or fish, mixed with combinations of herbs, greens, and spices. Another Laotian original recipe is the spicy green Papaya salad known as tam mak hoong. Its commonly known across Thailand and to many westerners as som tam.

Lao cuisine has regional variations due to the availability of fresh local produce. The French colonial legacy is still apparent in the capital city of Vientiane, with baguettes sold on the streets. French restaurants are both common and popular.

Laos Sauce Recipes

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Lao Salad Dressing Ingredients1/4 c Lemon juice 1/4 ts Chopped garlic 2 tb Fish sauce 3 tb Ground roasted peanuts 1/4 c Sugar 1/4 c Water- Dash cayenne pepper 1 t Chopped coriander leaves 1-2 ea fresh red chilis-sliced 2-3 T chopped white onionDirections In a small sauce pan, cook sugar in water over med heat until it turns into a light syrup. Add all … [Read more...]

Laos Dessert Recipes

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Laotian desserts recipes, whilst very similar to Thailand in both name and form, may sometimes exhibit subtle differences;Sticky Rice and Mango (Khao Nieow Ma Muang) Baked Coconut Rice Pudding Oranges in Syrup Light Orange-blossom OrangesBananas in Coconut Cream Banana Rice Pudding Another Banana DessertKuay Namuan - Bananas Cooked In … [Read more...]

Laos Vegetarian Recipes

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Laotian vegetarian recipes are similar to those of Thailand, due to the long, shared Mekong River border which has facilitated 'cross-pollination' of cuisine, especially in the north-eastern provinces but as far north as Sob Ruak, in Chiang Rai's Chiang Saen district.Five Vegetable Stir-fry Fragrant-Eggplant Hot & Sour Mushroom Soup Yam Yai Prawn Salad (Pla … [Read more...]

Laos Meat Dish Recipes

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  Meat recipes from Laos included;Aioan Chua Noeung Phset Kretni Stir Fried Chicken With Mushrooms Sousi Pa Fish With Coconut Cream Steamed Fish With Young Ginger Sousi Pa Gnon (Small Catfish) Pa Ling Sousi Haeng (Piquant Fried Catfish) Ua No Mai (Stuffed Bamboo Shoots) Yall Dip (Fresh Spring Rolls) Sien Savanh (Lao Beef Jerky)Kai Lao Laotian … [Read more...]