How to Make Lao Pizza from Saeng’s Kitchen

by Saeng Douangdara
Lao Style Pizza

I love pizza and I love Lao food so why not try putting them together and see what this fusion could be. I made this pizza a few times and there is never a slice left over. It includes a jeow mak len style tomato sauce and Lao sausage toppings.

Lao Style Pizza

A pizza inspired with Lao flavors.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 13 mins
Course: dinner, pizza
Cuisine: Italian, Lao, pizza
Keyword: lao food, lao pizza, pizza
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Dough

  • 350 ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp 10g active dry yeast
  • 500 g AP flour

Sauce

  • 1 lb 12oz fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bird eye chili pepper
  • 1 Asian shallot
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce

Toppings

  • 16 oz Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 links Lao sausage
  • Handful Cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • Make the Dough
  • Preheat oven to 175F
  • Add active yeast to warm water and mix with chopstick and wait for 10 mins
  • Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix with chopsticks
  • Start kneading the dough and then take it out and knead about 10 minutes or mix in a kitchen aid on level 4 for 4 minutes. The dough should bounce back when you lightly poke it.
  • Lightly grease the dough and place the dough in a large greased mixing bowl and then saran wrap. Turn off the oven and place the dough inside and keep the oven slightly open. Let it rise for 1 hour.
  • Assemble pizza by adding tomato sauce, cheese, and then Lao sausage
  • Cook at 450F for 15 mins
  • Make the Sauce
  • Air fry the bird eye chili, shallot, and garlic at 400F for 4-5 mins
  • In a food processor, add roasted tomatoes, roasted aromatics, sugar, fish sauce. Season to taste
  • Cook the sauce for about 5 mins until it thickens a little

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