Tag Archives: Lao recipes

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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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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Our Lao cookbook wins a Gourmand World Cookbook Award

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have just announced the best cookbooks of the year, 2010, and Food from Northern Laos – (Galangal Press) won the award for Laos. Continue reading

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Blood, usually duck or pig ເລຶອດ leuat

Eating blood or blood products is extremely common in Laos. Noodle soups, especially kao poon, frequently contain cubes of boiled blood cake as does a sidewalk staple, cold glass noodles with vegetables. Akha pork balls (page 109) usually contain fresh … 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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Yanang leaves ໃບຍານາງ bai yanang

A food from the forest, yanang is used throughout Thailand and Laos. The juice extracted from the leaves is used in all sorts of Lao recipes for bamboo dishes, especially bamboo shoot soup. 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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Baci at Ban Chalensouk

Baci at Ban Chalensouk, Luang Namtha province, Northern Laos, Lao PDR Continue reading

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