Larp of Chiang Mai

Preparation info
  • Serves

    Four to Six

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Thai Food and Cooking

By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson

Published 2011

  • About

Chiang Mai is a city in the North-East of Thailand. The city is culturally very close to laos. It is famous for its chicken salad, which was originally called “laap” or“larp”. Duck, beef or pork can be used instead of chicken.


  • 450 g/1 lb minced (ground) chicken
  • 1 lemon grass stalk, root trimmed
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  1. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan. Add the minced chicken and moisten with a little water. Stir constantly over a medium heat for 7-10 minutes, until it is cooked through. Remove the pan from the heat and drain off any excess fat. Cut off the lower 5cm/2in of the lemon grass stalk and chop it finely.