Tag Archives: cuisine du Laos

Cooking with Vandara

Vandara’s organic garden has a profusion of fruit, herbs and vegetables. In our cook-up Vandara produced a superb salad using firm but creamy avocados as the main ingredient. To the salad bowl she then added crimson dragon fruit and the … Continue reading

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Vandara’s Lao organic food garden

Luang Prabang institution Vandara Amphaiphone’s creativity and holistic life approach imbues all she does: weaver, culinary expert, guesthouse owner, mentor and organic gardener. We describe her organic garden at Vanvisa 2 by Kuang Si Falls. Continue reading

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Food market @ Luang Prabang old city

Food market @ Luang Pranang old city shows grilled food and raw ingredients from Laos Continue reading

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Tamarind’s Or Paedek (padek) ເອາະປາແດກ

The Tamarind Restaurant – A Taste of Laos in the Old Quarter of Luang Prabang is one of our favourite Lao restaurants. Besides their scrumptious food and the best cold drinks in Laos, what we love about Lao-owned Tamarind is … 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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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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Nang Noi’s birthday rice noodles

Kees and I arrived at the Boat Landing Guest House and Restaurant in Luang Namtha after a long bumpy drive in our fire-engine red Honda Jazz from Luang Prabang. This car in SE Asia is considered a teenager’s car but … Continue reading

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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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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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