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.   Advertisements

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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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Instant Pot Khao Piek Sen Broth & Handmade Tapioca Rice Noodles

It was a cold day, so I wanted to test the Instant Pot with a beloved Lao noodle dish called khao piek sen. This dish is usually made with a whole chicken, but I wanted to continue with my craze over spare ribs. This recipe cuts down the time to make a broth by hours.…

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Instant Pot Jeaw Bong BBQ Spare Ribs

This is my first recipe using the instant pot, and it did not disappoint. It is my take on BBQ spare ribs with a Lao twist. I was genuinely shocked how flavorful it was, and it was fall apart delicious. It’s a quick recipe with an amazing outcome. I’ve been obsessed with jeaw bong which…

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Fried Chicken Kale Salad with Lao Vinaigrette

This is not a regular salad! It uses left over fried chicken and you still get that crunch like it was fresh out of the fryer (fryer not required). I used my favorite trick to soften the kale and drizzled it with a delicious Lao dressing. Method: Tear the leaves off the stems and make…

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