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Recipe: Chicken Larb

Recipes by Tina Carroll.

When you think of Lao cuisine, larb should be the first thing that comes to mind. Larb is a minced meat salad with a salty, sour, spicy taste. 394 more words


lao-style shrimp sashimi

My uncle’s wife loves spicy food. Everything she cooks is so spicy. And she likes to make rather extravagant dishes. The other day, she made lao-style (or her own style) shrimp sashimi for us. 41 more words


Recipe: Yum Salad, Laotian Style Salad

Recipes by Tina Carroll

With all the food shows on television and the abundance of “foodporn” on the internet I’m inspired to start cooking however, my culinary skills are not quite at expert level. 393 more words


Three Ways to Use Roasted Cherries

While listening to a food-related podcast recently, a guest or host mentioned roasted cherries. It was an off-hand mention with no further elaboration. It was enough to pique my interest.  280 more words


Weird foods: Mekong Riverweed and Buffalo Skin Paste

One of my photos is featured on the Food Network’s website in an article about the 20 Weirdest Foods Eaten Around the World.

When I first came across the dish featured — Mekong riverweed with a dip made of buffalo skin and chill peppers — about seven years ago, I admit to being wary. 123 more words


Luang Prabang, and why it's awesome

To get from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, you have to travel for about six hours along Highway 13. The fact that it’s a highway doesn’t really mean much, except that it’s got tarmac along most of it; in all other respects, it’s just another insane Lao road. 2,613 more words