With its famous barbecued meats, rich padeak, and deep flavors, Lao cuisine stands proud and tall within the culinary riches of Southeast Asia. We are thrilled to welcome Soy Dara to the Pantry, as she explores the history and traditions of Lao cooking! You’ll make ping gai, a soy- and cilantro-marinated grilled chicken, as well as khao niew, the sticky rice that’s a staple at every Lao table. You’ll also make your own jeow mak len, a spicy tomato dipping sauce, and a papaya salad called tam mak hoong that happens to be their national dish. You’ll finish it all with the Lao version of one of the world’s most famous desserts: Khao Niew Mak Guoaw, or sticky rice with bananas!
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