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Representative foods of the Laos similar to Korean, but have exotic featuresEventually to be introduced to half-million visitors to Namyangju Slow Life Expo in October

Today’s ration of the representative delicacies of the world is those of the Lao People’s Republic, which have some similarities with traditional Korean foods and yet much exotic features that look attractive and should taste the same. Enjoy them!
P.S.: How about your country?
Please the eyes and palates of over 200 different countries of the world diplomatically represented in Korea with your tasteful traditional foods and beverage by sending them to The Korea Post.
Eventually, the representatives foods of the different countries will be introduced to the half-million visitors to the Namyangju Slow Life Expo slated in October this year after initial introduction by the five media units of The Korea Post Media.

▲Lao Sausage
Also known as ‘sai oua', the Lao sausage makes a pleasant appetizer or snack. Chopped pork meat, seasoned with herbs such as lemong「ass, kaffir lime leaves shallots, cilantro, galangal and flavoured with fish sauce. Good with sticky rice and fresh vegetables.

▲Sticky Rice

▲Pho

Pho is a noodle soup famous noodle can be found eve이where in Laos.
Featuring thin slices of beef, pork, or chicken, tripe, meatballs and sometimes innards (heart, liver, tongue, etc.) with your choice of noodle (e.g. flat or thin rice noodle). Add a handful of greens and a pinch of chili, for the original Lao style.

▲Khao Soy

Sauce of ground pork and tomato layered on top pork broth. The soup is a fairly simple pork broth with medium wide rice noodles. The highlight is the pork tomato sauce that's poured on top of the bowl. And it’s accompanied by fresh wate「cress leaves to balance the heaviness of the pork sauce.
The watercress is commonly found Luang Prabang’s highland cool wet climates. Though some watercress can be found in Vientiane, not much is available and the leaves are not as vibrant as the ones found in Luang Prabang.

▲Laap
Laap is a traditional Lao food is made from chopped meat, chicken or duck is a favorite. The finely chopped meat spices and broth is mixed with uncooked rice grains that have been dry fried and
crushed. Laap is eaten with a plate of raw vegetables and sticky rice.

▲Or Lam (Lao Stew)

Original to Luang Prabang, this tasty stew comprises mainly vegetables. Beans, eggplant, lemongrass, basil, chilies, wood ear mushrooms, cilantro, green onion and locally grown vine called ‘kaan' go into the dish, with optional meat (디basically prepared water buffalo meat).

▲Khao Poon Nam Jeow

This soup uses all the pork innards. Along with the variety of pork parts, it’s also accompanied by a garden variety of vegetables such as thinly sliced bamboo shoots, banana flower, cabbage, and green papaya.

▲Khaipen (Fried Seaweed) with Jaew Bong

A pop비a「snack, Kaipen is made of freshwater green algae, peppered with sesame seeds and sundried into paper-thin sheets. These raw Kaipen are st1 red away in rolls. For consumption, the Kaipen sheets are flash-fried in a pan and usually served with jaew bong (chilli paste).

▲Tam Mak houng or Papaya salad
Papaya salad is a type of salad made from sliced raw papaya, garlic, chili, peanuts, sugar, fermented fish sauce and lime juice.

▲Lao Grilled Chicken

▲Sticky Rice stuffed in bamboo

▲Beer Lao

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