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 the season.

I made a short video clip of how to make Or Lam by my aunt to get an idea on how to make the stew.

When were making Or Lam for dinner that night, they had no Phak Tam Nin and Black Fungus Mushroom in the house and had to be flexible with the ingredients.

Lao stew

lao stew

lao stew

lao stew

If you would like to try making Or Lam, then be sure to check out another version of the stew, Or Lam Sin Kuah “Or Lam” of Water Buffalo Meat recipes by Phia Sing.

You can be flexible and creative with your ingredients using what you have available in your area.