Laotian cuisine offers essential regional variations depending on the fresh ingredients available in a particular place. It includes vegetables, fish, chicken, duck, beef, pork and water buffalo. The unique horse meat restaurant can also be found. The French also left their traces, especially in the capital Vientiane.
Laotian cuisine does not have international gastronomic fame. But should it? Unravel the answer with us.
It definitely has many characteristics and specialties that make it varied and original cuisine. It differs from those of the neighboring countries as it is influenced by Chinese cuisine, and by the abundance and variety of aromatic herbs used. Another characteristic is coconut oil that is used as the only fat resource.
Being landlocked most fish eaten comes from the fresh waters of the country, and in the rural areas, many of the meats consumed come from the wild animals. Some of these include wild pigs, deer, jungle fowl, squirrels pheasants, and other birds. Would you give it a try?
In the villages, domesticated animals are eaten including ducks, chicken, pigs, and cattle. Foods are salted with the use of fermented anchovies, most of which is imported from Thailand. Flavorings are added and include lemongrass, chilies, ginger, tamarind and lime juices or mint.
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In Laos, all fruits are seasonal, but there is never a problem with the choices available.
Pomelo, durian, rambutan, grapes, bananas plums, apples, and dragon fruit are among the top fruits available in this country. In season fruits are usually offered as desserts on a menu.
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