Puffed Sticky Rice Cakes

This recipe only includes two main ingredients: sticky rice and sugar.  Sticky rice goes through three processes of steaming, drying, and frying to produce a super crispy puffed rice cake.  The caramel is drizzled on top and its a perfect snack after all your Lao meals.   Advertisements

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Ping Gai – Lao Chicken Wings

It was an easy and simple way to add many Lao flavors to chicken wings.  Whether it is roasted or bbq’d, it makes a perfect meal to enjoy with the family.  My favorite part of the wings is the yummy ligaments and cartilage. It pairs perfectly with thummakhoong with the caramelized glaze from the wings…

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Khao Niew & Khao Jee – Sticky Rice & Lao Pancake

Sticky rice is a staple in Lao cuisine.  Almost every meal always has fresh sticky rice to enjoy with dips, meats, and veggies.  With the rice, we are making khao jee a Lao pancake snack. Its crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  This street snack goes well with jeaw bong a sweet…

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Gaeng Nor Mai – Yanang Bamboo Pork Stew

Gaeng nor mai is a traditional Lao stew known for its earthy green flavors.  The taste comes from the fresh bamboo shoots, yanang extract, and lots of green herbs.  When this comes hot off the stove, it pairs perfectly with warm sticky rice.

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Khao Lod Song – Pandan Rice Gems in Caramel Coconut Milk

This delicious vibrant worm shaped food is made out of rice flour and pandan.  The green glowing dessert is drenched in salted coconut milk and caramelized syrup.   Make sure to serve it over ice and it will be the perfect sweet treat.

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Khao Soi Lao – Wide Flat Noodle Soup with Fermented Soybean Pork Sauce

There is a lot of different khao soi dishes across Southeast Asia.  The Lao style is a noodle soup with thick strands of rice noodles topped off with pork soy bean sauce and clear broth.  I just love watching the red sauce diffuse through as I mix the noodles.  

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Nam Khao Tod – Crispy Coconut Fried Rice Salad

A popular Lao appetizer salad that is very crispy with fragrant herbs.  It originated from a small village near Vientiane Laos called Thadeua. These crispy balls are crumbled and topped with roasted peanuts and fried chili peppers.   Below is a top down recipe video for nam khao tod. Try them both!

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Galabao – Lao Steamed Buns

Galabao is a steamed bun from Laos. It’s a fluffy cloud filled with seasoned pork noodles and a piece of hard boiled egg. These buns are common Lao snacks any busy family. Below is a top down video of a different recipe for galabao. Try them both!

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Mee Katee – Egg Red Curry Noodle Soup

Mee Katee is one of those delicious Lao noodle soups you could eat every winter night. The differences in this dish is that it is packed with egg drizzle, rice stick noodles, tamarind paste, mung beans, soy beans, and pork broth. This top down recipe is from my friend Meng. I suggest using her recipe…

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Laab Diip – Raw Beef Salad

Laab diip raw beef salad is one of those childhood dishes that I always steered away from because it was scary to me as a kid. As an adult, I grew to love and cherish this dish. It is one of the essential Lao dishes that incorporates unique and delicious ingredients. The recipe looks easy,…

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