Food From Northern Laos

by Dorothy Culloty


The 124 recipes in this cookbook originated from the chef at Luang Prebang, the royal palace in Laos. Sing’s original notebook has since been translated, and additional material has been added to explain Laos food and cooking techniques. Beautiful drawings accompany the range of recipes.

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The notebooks are a precious resource for those wishing to cook Lao food: the 124 recipes were compiled to give a balanced view of the cuisine. . . . In the thirty years since its first appearance, materials and ingredients have become easier to source, and the cooking techniques and styles more familiar to us. The dishes, therefore, are very cookable.

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Karen Coates

Journalist & food blogger

The most accessible rural Lao cookbook I've found with explanations of obscure ingredients, culturally specific tools and the culture of eating in northern Laos (one of my favorite cuisines).

Robin Harford

Ethnobotanist, forager and creator of Eat Weeds

Not many cookbooks on Lao cuisine, and I chanced upon this one while staying in Luang Prabang. Hope it helps put Lao cuisine on the map!