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 muang, or mango sticky rice!
We are excited to welcome you into our space and would like to remind you of our Covid policy. For the safety and comfort of our guests and staff, we are requiring proof of vaccination and ID to attend in-person events in our space. Please make sure you and your guests know to bring either their vaccination card or a photo of their card as well as their ID. If you have had symptoms of Covid or if you have been in close contact with someone with Covid in the past 10 days, please follow the CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES. If you are sick, please stay home. Guests may be required to wear a mask during instruction, depending on the local transmission rate at the time of class (we will have some extra masks on hand if needed). Thank you for your help keeping each other and our staff safe!