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Lao Crispy Rice Salad

Aunt Phone is teaching my two cousins on how to make Nam Khao Tod, which is known in the English language as Lao Crispy Rice Salad, Lao Fried Rice Ball Salad, or Lao Fried Rice Ball and Sour Pork Salad, to name a few. This is a very simple version of making the rice balls …

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How to Make Larb Pa Tong

I was on the phone with Aunt Phone a couple of weeks ago and she was about to make dinner. Aunt Phone just finished filleting Pa Tong (Spotted featherback, Notopterus chitala) and will be making Larb Pa Tong (Fish Tartare) in a couple of hours. I asked her to make a video recording of the …

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Steamed Minnow Fish

Mok Pa Siew (Steamed Minnow Fish) in banana leaf for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Phone made the Mok Pa Siew as part of the cooking tutorials so my two cousins can learn how to cook for themselves in the future.

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Or Lam

I wanted to know how to make Or Lam (ເອາະຫຼາມ; เอาะหลาม; Lao stew) so I asked my two aunts in Vientiane to show me how to make it. One of my aunts said there is no fixed recipe for making Or Lam and one can adjust the vegetables and mushrooms depending on what’s available during …

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Making Minced Beef Salad in Vientiane

My two aunts in Vientiane like to eat beef, especially in the form of Laap Sien or Lao Minced Beef Salad the traditional way, using parts that many of us in the western countries might think twice and still hesitant to put on our plate.

lotus blossom cookie
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Lotus Blossom Cookie

How to make Lotus Blossom Cookie or Kanom Dok Bua, a recipe by the maker of the Lotus Cookie Mold. A must have tool for this recipe is Lotus Blossom Mold or Kanom Dok Bua Mold that you can find at your local Lao or Thai grocery store.

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Kaeng Kari Kai

Aunt Kian and Aunt Phone making Kaeng Kari Kai (Yellow Curry Chicken) for dinner in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Kian took photo of some of the ingredients and provided more list of the ingredients and instructions in the video. My aunts like to put chicken blood cubes in the curry.

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How to Make Jeow Bong

A video Recipe on how to Make Jeow Bong by my Aunt Kian in Vientiane, Laos. Please watch the video for a complete details about the ingredients and instructions on how to make Jeow Bong.

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Tofu Dessert Recipe

I like tofu, especially when it is used in dessert. Here is a simple Lao style tofu dessert in sweet ginger water to try. Tofu Dessert Ingredients: * 3 cups water * 1 package tofu – soft silken * 1 piece ginger, crushed * 1/3 cup brown sugar

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Lao Beef Jerky Recipe

Lao Beef Jerky or Sien Savanh. This is a tasty snack served with warm sticky rice and tomato dipping sauce. To some people in Laos, this is a full meal. I can recall when my mother gave me one tiny piece of beef jerky and a fist full of sticky rice as she sent me …

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Lao Green Papaya Salad Recipe

I love to eat Lao Green Papaya Salad, pretty much all year round. There is just something about the taste of the spicy, sweet, and sour combination of the dish to make your taste buds dance. Here is my family recipe for Lao Green Papaya salad aka Tum maak Houng) with Nam Pa (fish sauce). …

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Stir Fry Chicken with Mixed Vegetables

Our mother loves to steam broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and other veggies for us. While we eat anything on the table, we did make a fuss about eating brussel sprouts because of the bitter taste. The response from our mother was, “eat it, it’s good for you.” Then she trained us to eat other bitter fruits …