Category Archives: Recipes

Bamboo shoot stew with pork ແກງ ໜໍ່ໄມ້ ໃສ່ຊີ້ນໝູ gaeng naw mai sai sin moo

One of three Lao recipes for gaeng naw mai using local ingredients and from the cookbook “Food from Northern Laos”. Continue reading

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Braised minced pork with fermented fish sauce ອົບປາແດກ Op padek

Boat Landing doyenne, Joy Khantisouk, was taught this dish by her mother, who is a great cook from Luang Prabang. The dish doesn’t use much of anything, but the combination of tastes melds into a perfect savoury accompaniment to simmered … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Ban Chalensouk

An extensive breakfast with fish, lahp, jeow and other dishes is served prior to a baci in Ban Chalensouk, Northern Laos Continue reading

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Chicken lahp with vegetables and variations ລາບໄກ່ ຜັກກັບ lahp gai pak gap

Ingredients for a Lao raw or cooked meat lahp are extremely variable reflecting a cuisine which is prepared with whatever is readily available from the forest, Continue reading

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Gaeng bawt with chicken or duck ແກງປອ໋ດໃສ່ ໄກ່ ຫຼື ເປັດ gaeng bawt sai gai leur bpet

This is a typical Kalom (Tai Yuan) stew from Ban Khone, The Boat Landing’s village. It is prepared with whatever vegetables are in season. Ingredients for the dish in the top photo below include banana flower, gourd vine leaves, chilli … Continue reading

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Ginger, garlic and fermented soybean jeow

This ginger, garlic and fermented soy bean paste jeow is sweetened with sugar and eaten with very sour berries wrapped in spring onion and cilantro leaves. Continue reading

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How Tai Neua make fermented soy bean paste for Khao soi noodles

Tai Neua make a fermented soy bean paste for flavouring khao soi and other dishes. Here we record how this in made in a way that you can make it yourself. Continue reading

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How to make Khao Soi meat sauce Tai Neua style

How to make the pork and khao soi (tua nao) fermented bean paste base for khao soi noodles Tai Neua way in Muang Sing, Laos Continue reading

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Indigenous food of the Bunong people

Our visit to Mondulkiri starred a visit to a Bunong village where Ma showed us two indigenous dishes, one cooked in a bamboo tube, and a beef and vegetable stew with prahok. Continue reading

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Jeow Bong ແຈ່ວບອງ Luang Prabang Chili Paste

Photos of making jeow bong on large scale in Luang Prabang and recipes and further links Continue reading

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