Coming to Luang Prabang, Laos right now, you cannot skip these dishes in the wonderful city. Laos culinary is extremely wonderful, even if you are Westerns or Asians. Below are some of the best street dishes in Luang Prabang right now.
Tropical fruits such as dragon fruit, lemon, mango, watermelon … are abundant in Laos. Mixed fruit is often served with ice shakes for refreshment. Have a taste of the buttermilk in Luang Prabang (locally called “sep lai”), which is one of the most delicious ones.
Beef and pork sausages are a specialty in Luang Prabang. In the wedding parties or any reception here cannot be missing the sausage. Dishes can be eaten separately or served with sticky rice, chili, and ginger. The sausage pieces here are flavored with lemon, garlic, and pepper with citronella.
Ka nom Kok or coconut cake is a sweet dish that is sold all over the streets of Luang Prabang. The cake is made from coconut milk, sugar, rice flour and cooked on a hot plate with a small circular shape. Half of the cake is cooked separately and then rolled up like sandwiches. A batch of dumplings is usually wrapped in banana leaves or small pouches for easy handling and enjoyment.
Durian is a fruit not only loved in Luang Prabang, Laos but in many Southeast Asian countries. Fleshy yellow milk is a lot of people fascinated. The taste of this fruit is quite different. Visitors can request durian peel and put the fruit in the box to take away. Since the smell is so annoying that durian is banned in many places, visitors should enjoy this dish outdoors instead of bringing it to a hotel, restaurant or coffee shop.
Cassava and black rice
Cassava is commonly used to make cassava flour, a popular dish in Laos. The product from this plant is also used as a noodle soup to cook or to cook in sweet food, tea. Black rice in Laos is used as a sweet dish like mango sticky rice when mixed coconut milk with sticky rice and fresh mango.
Laotians also eat viscera, skin and other animal parts that are not commonly found in Western cuisine. Grill stalls always feature charcoal grills and start selling in the early morning to late evening. Choose the meat that you like (usually sliced or bundled) and ask the seller to bake it in place to enjoy. These barbecues are made with chicken, pork, beef and whole fish.
A kind of barbecue is also preferred by the Lao people and tourists are roasted egg skewers. In the local dialect, roasted eggs are ping kai, a popular snack, easy to eat and easy to find. The eggs are cleaned and a hole punched out carefully. The inner and outer reds are mixed with pepper, fish sauce, onion and other spices to enhance the taste. Then eggs are watered directly on the stove until the inside is ripe.
In Luang Prabang, baked bananas are also sold a lot and are often put in their pockets. Bananas in Laos are small and sweet, but instead of eating directly, people here particularly like to cook them into hot dishes. Grilled bananas can be eaten in the morning or as snacks in the middle of the day.
Hopefully, you will have a wonderful time in Luang Prabang, Laos.
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