Khao Niew, known in English as sticky rice or glutinous rice is the main stable of Lao diet. It is served warm with Lao dishes. If one dares to make a comparison then sticky rice for Lao people is like bread or potato to Falangs.

Sticky rice is eaten with your hand making or rolling it into small ball and dip in or scooping the preferred Lao dishes. Sticky rice is also used to make rice wine known as Lao Lao.