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Oct 23 2013

Laap, the national dish of Laos

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A large plate of duck laap from Lao Kitchen

Many of the standard dishes served around Laos are adaptations from Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese food. One dish that is 100 percent traditional Lao though is laap, arguably the national dish of Laos; we would argue that a visit to the country simply isn’t complete without trying it. Laap (also spelled as lahp, larb and … read the full post

Jul 08 2013

Tam mak hoong: Spicy Lao papaya salad

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Pounded and ready for a sample

Of the many dishes Laos has to offer, few epitomise Lao cuisine better than tam mak hoong,¬†or papaya salad; it’d be difficult to avoid tasting this delicious dish at least once while travelling in the country. The best place to get it, we reckon, is at a roadside stall, where you can watch the vendor … read the full post