Herring Salad

I was too sick and didn’t have appetite for anything to eat yesterday and only ate package soup all day. For dinner I made Laap Herring to cheer myself up using toasted rice I brought back from Laos.

Spicy Herring Salad

Spicy Herring Salad

Spicy Herring Salad

Spicy Herring Salad

Spicy Herring Salad

Spicy Herring Salad

Spicy Herring Salad

Spicy Herring Salad

The smell of of the toasted rice mixed with toasted lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves reminded of Laos and the laap dishes I ate during my time there. Well, at least I brought back a few pieces of Lao with me.

3 Comments

  1. Herring is raw, right?
    I think eating this when you are sick like that is not good. But that look so good to me too.
    When visited¬† my mom over Thanksgiving, I asked her to make me a fresh toasted rice powder. The one they sell at the Asian store is too powdery and don’t smell as good.

  2. Hi Dallas,

    Yes it’s raw and delicious. It’s probably not good for me but it was a quick dinner to make because I can steam rice in 15 minutes and by the time the rice is done, the laap is ready to be eaten as well.

    Yes, the toasted rice powder at the grocery store doesn’t taste good and a waste of money. Next time ask your mother to make two kinds of toasted rice, plain one and the other with lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves. That’s how people in Lao make their toasted rice for laap. It gives it more flavor and more taste.

  3. That is one great piece of Lao fusion cooking. Looks yumyum!

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