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Learn How to Prepare Lao Cuisine

December 27, 2011 by Khiri Travel |

Often over-shadowed by better known Thai cuisine, Lao food offers visitors a really pleasant surprise. With a variety of local specialities very distinct from Thai, as well as different eating habits and styles, a traditional Lao meal can be a great experience.

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Sticky rice is at the heart of any traditional Lao meal and is eaten using your fingers. A small ball of sticky rice is rolled between your fingers, being eaten either plain or dipped in one of a variety of spicy nam jeow (dips) that accompany the meal.

Chillies are a fundamental part of Lao cuisine, and the local food can definitely be considered spicy. A favourite among locals in tam mak hung – a spicy salad made from fresh green papaya mixed with tomatoes, fish sauce, lime juice, peanuts, chillies and greens.

Learning how to cook and eat Lao food is a great insight into Lao culture as it plays such a fundamental role in daily life here. A trip to a local food market in the morning introduces you to a wide variety of produce from around the area: exotic fruits and vegetables, freshly caught fish, local delicacies and edible bugs. There is much to discover and taste. A local food market is also a great place to see authentic interactions between the local people and get a feel for the real Laos.

Luang Prabang offers a couple of great cooking classes. Our friends at Tamarind restaurant offer a great insight into Lao cuisine. The new Kuang Si cooking class offers a more relaxing way to enjoy a Lao food experience. And it’s great for families.

A half-day cooking class is also now available in Vientiane as well, please contact below form.

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