Put the utensils down and get your hands sticky

Gabriel Shaya
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The fastest way to sound the Falang (foreigner) alarm in Laos is to try to eat your sticky rice with a knife and fork. So put the utensils down and dig in with your hands. Grab a small chunk of rice from the little basket, lightly squeeze it into a ball in your hand, and then half-flatten it. Use this and your thumb to scoop up your laap, your jaew bong, or your som pak. Just make sure you wash your hands afterward--you'll avoid getting chili in your eye!


Posted on 9/25/2009 by

georgie Walsh

georgie Walsh

This is so true and it tastes better when you eat Lao food the Lao way!

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