Lao

PostHeaderIcon Fish Larb – Lav Nqaij Ntses

I can always expect my brother Steven to do some good fish laab salad. I remember the first time he made fish salad for us was when he first started to pick up fishing and when he brought his first big striper home. he used it to make Fish salad for us and it was delicious. There are a couple different techniques we do fish laab in my family but here is one recipe I am sure fish lovers will enjoy.

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PostHeaderIcon Lao Crispy Fried Rice – Mov Kib Nplog

Mov Kib Nplog (Lao Fried Rice)

Mov Kib Nplog (Lao Fried Rice)

 

 

Lao Crispy Fried Rice (Nam Kao) is crunchy, sweet, salty and sour. Traditionally, you wrap this fried rice in lettuce, vietnamese coriander, cilantro and mint transforming it to a salad dish, but I prefer just eating the fried rice by itself. I actually learned how to make this from my sister who learned it from her mother in law who is Lao. Hmong people would enjoy this dish because of the sour pork sausage. Try it because you won’t regret making this dish

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PostHeaderIcon Papaya Salad – Qaub

qaub, papaya salad

Qaub, papaya salad

Papaya salad is a favorite shared asian dish of southeast asia. It has Lao and Thai roots but everyone makes it a bit different from one another. Hmong people make their papaya most similar to Lao and Thai people. You could even say Hmong papaya fuse a little of both Lao and Thai style together in Hmong papaya salad. This dish is stinky in a good way and quite addictive.  Often times, people rush to the Hmong new year festivals just so they can buy some papaya salad. Make sure to choose a nice large (ripe) green papaya for this dish.

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PostHeaderIcon Oven Broiled Fish stuffed with Herbs – Ntses Ki

Ntses Ki

Ntses Ki

 

I love oven broiled fish stuffed with fresh herbs! It’s not just yummy but it’s really healthy.  Lao and Thai people use more herbs and seasonings but i just love the simple  way my parents make this fish dish. Some lemon grass, kaffir leaves, fresh mints are enough to give the fish  a wonderful aromatic and tasty flavor!

Preparation: 10 minutes. Cooking: 15 minutes

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