Laos cuisine – Must-try items

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Laos’ Cuisine – Special dishes with Unique flavors

Laos is known as a country of many delicious dishes with rustic ingredients and unique, unforgettable flavors. Coming to the “country of a million elephants”, visitors will enjoy rustic dishes but keep the traditional flavors intact.

Well-known as one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the region, Lao cuisine doesn’t deeply focus about  decoration, but it pays great attention to flavor, every dish must be enriched. Therefore, the way Laotians prepare dipping sauces is quite elaborate, with the requirement to balance salty – sweet – sour – spicy. Spicy is considered the main flavor of Lao dishes. Therefore, Laos is a country with the most diverse dishes from fresh baguettes to fermented fish and many unique types of soy sauce.

Some typical dishes that listed on must-try items when coming to Laos:

Rice-Noodles             10 Great Laotian Dishes - What to Eat in Laos – Go Guides               

     Larb (Minced meat salad)                          Sien Savanh (Lao Beef Jerky)       


In summary, although influenced by communication with many cultures, Lao cuisine still maintains its own unique style that every visitor cannot forget when enjoying it, with its strong taste and unique flavors. 

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