If you like Asian food Laos won't disappoint. It is said that Laos has one of the most unique food in Asia, plus they eat more sticky rice than somewhere else in the world! Crazy, though good reason; it’s freaking delicious! Street food stands and restaurants are filled up with the local delicacies, but what things to choose? Below are some suggestions to share many of travelers favourite foods in Laos.
Khao Niaw (Sticky Rice)
If you manage to search through Laos without trying sticky rice. Just wow. This can be served with the savoury meal or sweet with fruit and soft serve ice cream! Roll it into balls along with your fingers and have! Sticky rice is important in Laos!
Tam Mak Houng (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
It is so refreshing after the hot and humid day to tuck into this fresh, spicy and sweet salad. Made using five fresh ingredients, that happen to be mixed with hot chilli, sour lime, salt, fish sauce and sugar. It´s so freaking good!
Ping Kai (Grilled Chicken)
Basically the best BBQ chicken or Sunday Roast on the globe - sorry mum! They go on a whole chicken, marinate it in black pepper, garlic, coriander root, fish sauce and salt and it is then cook on hot coals. Yum!
Larb (Laap, Larp or Lahb)
A must try while in Laos! Laap is made from chicken, beef, duck, fish, pork or mushrooms; flavoured with lime juice, fish sauce and fresh herbs. It’ll be served together with the staple, sticky rice and infrequently raw veggies.
French Inspired Food
Yep, beautifully stuffed baguettes in the midst of Asia. Well, it’s not much of a surprise as Laos was colonised through the French for sixty years. Something rubbed off. These delicious sandwiches are popular in Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Stuffed with pork pate, assorted greens and jeowbong (chilli paste), is sold everywhere as being a quick snack.
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