Category Archives: Recipes

Khamsouk’s wedding – Part 3, the formal ceremony

Around 9.30, the bride emerged from her house, ready to walk up the hill to her parents’ house,where the ceremony was being held. We walked up with her and her husband. When we arrived, the room was already almost full. … Continue reading

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Khmu khao poon

Khao poon (also spelt kao poon or kao pun) is a noodle dish widely made and consumed throughout Laos. This Khmu version with fermented soybean paste and minced pork was cooked by Khamsouk Philatorn, who used to make and sell … Continue reading

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Kmhmu fish dishes (Khmu)

This article describes various Khmu fish dishes prepared by the men of Ban Chalensouk the morning after the party. The farmed fish used are small tilapia – a sweet tasting freshwater fish much used in Laos and bought from the … Continue reading

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Lao vegetable soop ຊຸບຜັກ soop pak

A soop resembles either a cooked vegetable salad or a thick, herby stew. This dish is more a salad. It can be made with a wide variety of steamed or lightly boiled vegetables. In fact, the sesame seeds are the … Continue reading

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Miang

I had a request for a recipe for miang, which is basically a plate of small tasty bits and pieces such as ginger, garlic, roasted peanuts, shallots, lemon grass, dried shrimp, Lao sausage, star fruit, lime, toasted coconut, chillies, round … Continue reading

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Poon Pa (Pun Pa) Luang Namtha-style

I was shown a new recipe for pun pa at the Boat Landing on our last visit. This is spicier than the one in the Cookbook and also contains mashed simmered apple eggplants. If these are not at hand, use … Continue reading

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Pork and bamboo shoot soup and other feast food at Ban Chalensouk

Ingredient preparation in the Khmu village Ban Chalensouk, where Lao recipes of soop pak, gaeng and sa (a type of lahp) were cooked for a feast. Continue reading

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Review on “Mostlyasianfood.com”

Just received the latest review by Chris Walker: “The Boat Landing Cookbook is as much a travelogue as an encyclopaedia of every culinary tradition of Northern Laos.” “………….. this book is as much about archiving the lives and values of … Continue reading

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Sour pumpkin soup with mushrooms ແກງ ໜາກອຶໃສ່ສົ້ມແລະ ເຫັດເຟືອງ gaeng mak eu leh het feuang sai som

This refreshing soup goes well when a deep-fried dish is part of a Lao meal. Soups (gaeng or keng) are eaten as the same time as other dishes, not served first. Continue reading

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Steamed green beans with sawtooth herb and either ginger or sesame seeds ຊຸບໝາກຖົ່ວຍາວ soop mak tua nyaow

Here’s an ethnic variation on the common Lao food, soop pak. Muang Sing villagers operating the community-based ecotourism trekking business Akha Experience taught The Boat Landing staff this recipe. Continue reading

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