Green papaya salad is claimed as an innovation of the Lao people, which was introduced to central Thailand and the rest of the world by the Lao/Isan migrants moving to Bangkok to seek work. Variations of the dish are found throughout Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and as well as in the West, where it is more commonly known by its Thai name.
Though we call it a salad with all of the freshness from lime, mint leaves and coriander, Larb can be eaten with sticky rice or different vegetables such as cabbage. Try this Laab recipe as a side dish for your meal or as the main coarse…simply delicious!
Lao cuisine is the cuisine of Laos, which is distinct from other Southeast Asian cuisines. The Lao originally came from the north in a region that became China, but moved southward and brought with them their Lao traditions.
Padaek, sometimes Padek, Lao bagoong, (Lao: ປາແດກ) is a traditional Lao condiment made from pickled or fermented fish that has been cured. Often known as Lao fish sauce, it is a thicker, seasoned fish sauce that often contains chunks of fish in it.
Tom yum or tom yam is a Lao and Thai clear, spicy and sour soup. Tom yum is widely served in neighbouring countries such as Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore, and has been popularised around the world.
This wonderful South East Asian salad is based on the famous Laos salad Larb. Found all over Laos, larb is their national dish. Created by the Laos people and eaten both in their native country and neighbouring Thailand this salad is hot, spicy and incredibly tasty. This version uses sliced beef instead of larb’s minced meat.
This simple Thai chicken coconut soup or Tom Kha Kai has that distinctive Thai flavour a balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour. Tom Kha Kai is a great first course for any Thai curry or served as a main course – The aroma is wonderful.