Tag Archives: ingredients

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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Fermented fish sauce ປາແດກ padek, paedek

This extremely pungent, opaque fermented fish sauce incorporates chunks of fish. It is eaten raw or cooked in a variety of Lao dishes; it is used extensively in Thailand’s Isaan province, home to many Lao. It is also made and … 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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Preparing ingredients for jeow

Essential to the flavour of Lao food, the first step in many Lao recipes is the roasting or grilling of flavouring ingredients. Most jeow (chilli dipping sauce) recipes call for this. We show traditional and modern ways of preparing jeow ingredients. Continue reading

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Visit to Laos

Kees and I are off to Laos on Saturday. Can’t wait! We’ll arrive in Vientiane on Sunday evening, then on Tuesday head up to Luang Prabang. We also hope to go to Luang Namtha, depending on road conditions in the … Continue reading

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More about the book

Lao food is delicious! We love the richness and diversity of Lao recipes, ingredients, food and cultures and want to share them with the world. Continue reading

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