Having a traditional Lao breakfast at Namkat Yorla Pa Resort was a perfect way to start the day in this serene and picturesque setting. Lao cuisine offers a delightful array of flavors and textures, and one can indulge in a delectable breakfast that reflects the authentic taste of the region.
I selected the following dishes from the breakfast buffet:
Lao Beef Jerky: It’s a flavorful and tender treat, usually seasoned with a combination of herbs and spices, then dried to perfection. The rich flavors of the jerky will awaken the taste buds.
Lao Sausage: This flavorful sausage known as “Sai Ua” is made with a blend of minced pork, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and other aromatic herbs. Grilled to perfection, it’s a mouthwatering delight.
Chili Dipping Sauce (Jeow Makphet): Spicy and tangy chili dipping sauce complements the jerky and sausage. Lao cuisine is famous for its variety of jeow (dipping sauces), and Jeow Makphet, made with roasted chili, garlic, fish sauce, and lime juice, is a popular choice to add a zesty kick to the meal.
Sticky Rice: No Lao breakfast is complete without sticky rice. Known locally as “Khao Niew,” this steamed glutinous rice is a staple in Lao cuisine. Its soft, chewy texture pairs perfectly with the beef jerky, sausage, and chili dipping sauce.