Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Confusing Lao Fried Rice

I asked the waitress for Lao fried rice at my favorite Lao owned Thai restaurant yesterday and she was a bit confused.

She asked if I meant Thai fried rice with basil and I responded, "Lao fried rice is like Thai but it's even more delicious."

Of course a weird look was given but the end result was great flavor at a great restaurant.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mmmm Curry!

Ever since Laos I’ve had this constant hankering for good curry. For most folks that means shelling out money at a restaurant to get some overly sweetened soup.

I’m on a quest for a delicious curry that brings me right back to Vientiane.

Lobo is the brand of curry paste I used this time. It tastes pretty standard. Once I’ve tried the other kinds I’ll figure out which is my favorite.

Heat up some coconut oil and stir fry the curry paste until it’s mixed pretty well in the oil and the smell fills your kitchen.

Frozen chicken is easier for me to deal with and I don’t have to deal with it going bad before I have time to make it. Deal.

Add about half a can of coconut milk before the chicken. Add potatoes at this stage if you eat them. I like sweet potatoes.

Add the rest of the coconut milk and veggies of choice. Again, I choose frozen for my convenience. Serve when chicken and potatoes are cooked through.

Most curry pastes suggest adding water but I choose not to.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Lemon-garlic Vietnamese Swai cooked in coconut oil, sautéed dandelion greens with garlic and Lao chilies cooked in bacon fat, and sweet, caramelized purple onions cooked in bacon fat and coconut oil. Great Breakfast

The camera on my phone is awful.