Food is the essential need of humankind, and it is also the prominent and dominant subject of conversation as well as everyone wants to eat tastier and delicious food. Whenever people visit in different countries for vacations or tripping, then they must want to eat the traditional food of that particular country. Food describes many aspects of any country like about culture, tradition, creativity to making food and effort and the dedication to serving your guests.
Laotian food is famous is all over the world, Laos is a small country of Southeast Asia, and it is popular for its mind-blowing scenic views and natural beauty, which includes waterfalls, forests, Buddhist temples, caves and mountains. Laos’s people believe in naturalism means you can see the major eco-farms here that produce the natural and 100% organic food without using heavy and harmful sprays and pesticides.
Laotian people will greet you saying ‘Kin Khao’ that means Eat Rice or let us eat. If you are in Laos then you will definitely hear the words ‘Kin Khao Laeo Bor’ that means ‘have you eaten’? Thousands of tourists visit every year in Laos and many of them described that Laos has the precious treasure of delicious and tasty food. Laos’s people deeply believe in traditional and organic food items, which include sticky rice, vegetables and herbs, noodles, chicken, pork, and fish, beef etc. they always use fresh ingredients in their dishes, frozen food is strictly denied.
Lemongrass, ginger, garlic and galangal are preferable in their meals. Lao people love spicy food. So they use fresh chilies, if you don’t like spicy then you can ask for simple food also. You will see the Asian-Chinese combination in Laos’s food, and the passion of making food is incredible.
Role of Namkhan eco-farm in Laotian food:
Namkhan eco-farm has a significant role in Laotian food. Namkhan eco-farm is situated in Luang Prabang, which is a major city of Laos. All kind of tropical vegetables, fruits, spices and herbs have been growing in Namkhan eco-farm and supply in all over the country. The eco-farm famous for its permaculture and organic farming means all the food products are natural and chemical free. If you also want to experience the domestic and traditional then you must visit in Luang Prabang.
Laotian specialties of Food:
Mostly Laos’s people love to eat sticky rice or which they called Khao Niaw. As the name describes itself that the rice sticks and combined together and you can make a roll or a ball and dip into different dips or sauces and you can even use your fingers to eat sticky rice. You can also eat rice with vegetables and curries. Sticky rice is the base of Laotian breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you love to eat fish, then you must go with this dish which called Padek, it is a fermented and cured fish full of Umami taste and flavors, the aroma of the dish is quite strong as well as the taste is, because the native people believe that bitter dishes makes healthy and sweet dishes makes sick. They make their sweets with sweet rice, fresh sweet fruits like apple, pineapple and papaya.
If you are non-vegetarian, then you must taste pork salad of Laos. This is a kind of salad, you can ask for pork, chicken and fish pieces into the salad that is prepare with grilled form. You will also have some sticky rice and a dip which prepare with tomatoes and eggplants.
At last order a beer with the Laotian food and enjoy the perfect taste and aroma.