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Asian Food Primer: Laotian Food

by David Johnson

Asian Foods Guide

Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures.

East Asia

Pacific Region

South Asia

Southeast Asia

The cooking of land-locked, mountainous Laos is similar to the tropical cuisines of neighboring Cambodia and Vietnam, however seafood is not common.

Common ingredients:

Mortar and Herbs

chicken, meat, tropical fruit, vegetables, rice, spices



Popular dishes:

ginger chicken; soups, rice noodles, khao poon (spiced coconut milk and rice-like noodles); fish sauce

More Information:

Map of Laos

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