Nam Khao (ແໝມເຂົ້າ; ยำแหนมข้าวทอด) or Lao crispy rice salad, Lao fried rice ball salad, Nam Kao Tod for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. My Aunt Phone likes to make this for a Boun (Lao Festival), birthday party, and any big gathering. She can make a few kilos of the fried rice ball, mix and season with the Soured Pork, and serve to the guests as fresh as possible.

nam khao

nam khao herbs

nam khao tod

I don’t know how to make Nam Khao but like to eat it once in a while. I asked my Aunt Phone to show me how she makes the dish so I can take pictures and make a video recording of it. The cooking process is not that difficult, it just takes a little bit of time.