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Thai & Lao Food

A Thai / Laos girl, Manivan Larprom shows you how to cook Thai & Lao food through her videos. Her authentic cuisine roots from Sakon Nakhon, Thailand and Paksan, Laos. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thai Lao Gang Ba - Fish Soup

Today I received the sad news that my Grandfather, at 105 years old, past away in Paksan. How did he maintain his longevity? He meditated about 3 times a day and his diet consisted of rice and fish soup.

Eight years ago, I went back to Thailand and Laos for the first time. During my visit, he asked me to roast him some corn. That was a request I could deliver because I didn't know how to cook Thai & Lao food eight years ago.

I had the corn, so all I needed was to roast it over the open fire pit. The fire was dying so I was rushing frantically to fan the ashes and feed twiggs to catch a spark. The fire kept dying and I ran out of twiggs. I decided to gather more twiggs further from the house.

When I returned, my Grandfather was roasting the corn over the fire with flames! That was embarrassing!

He didn't say anything. He was in his moment. At peace. Roasting the corn. I sat with him. In quiet meditation.

This summer, I had plans to visit him and make this soup....rest in peace Grandpa.

I'll post the video when I get a chance to produce it. In the mean time, I'll share my dad's recipe, which was how Grandpa liked his gang ba.


Thai Lao Fish Soup Recipe for Grandpa Sanoubane:

In a pot, over high heat, add:
15 - 20 cups water
1 fish head or chopped fish with bone
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried tamerand
1/4 cup tomato slices
5 slices of galanga
3 kaffir lime leaf
1 lemon grass piece, about 2 inches

Cook fish for 10 minutes. Then add:
1 - 2 garlic slices
1/4 cup tomato slices
1/2 teaspoon salt or 2 tablespoon fish sauce
1/4 cup slice sweet onion
Garnish with chopped cilantro & green onion

Serve immediately.







Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pun - Thai Lao Lettuce Wraps

It has been a while since my last post and today, I felt ambitious and decided to cook, video tape, and share my Thai and Lao recipes with you.

This recipe is called "Pun" and it means "to wrap". When I host a dinner party for just the girls, I like to prepare pun because we'll eat and socialize and never feel full. Basically, it is a finger food salad recipe. Here's to your health. Cheers!

In this free video, I grilled firm tofu but you can also pun with Chicken & Shrimp curry skewers, and Fish with Thai Lao Herbs.

Appetizer Recipe: Pun Tofu
Lettuce of any type: Radicchio, Romain, and Boston
chopped tomatoes
chopped cucumber
chopped green onions
chopped coriander or mint
bean sprouts
Spring Roll Dipping Sauce
vermicelli noodle bundle

Tear a piece of lettuce to the size of your palm. Load the listed ingredients on top of the lettuce. Spoon in dipping sauce, wrap, and enjoy. Make sure each lettuce wrap is small so it fits into your mouth.

Please refer to the list of Product Prices on how to get access to all the Thai & Lao Food dvds and recipe books.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Second Thai & Lao Food DVD and Recipe Book



The Second Thai & Lao Food dvd and recipe book are available for purchase.


$35 --> Set 2 Thai & Lao Food DVD and Recipe book


Depending on the amount of donation, I will mail you the following Thai & Lao Food product(s):
$20 --> Set 1 Thai & Lao Food Recipe Book
$21 --> Set 2 Thai & Lao Food Recipe Book
$33 --> Set 1, Thai & Lao Cooking Videos on DVD and recipe book
$35 --> Set 2, Thai & Lao Food video on DVD and recipe book
$60--> Set 1 Thai & Lao Cooking Videos and recipe book + Set 2 Thai & Lao Food videos and recipe book

Thai hair sticks are included in every set of dvds and recipe books until supplies last.

To mail me a donation, email me and ask for my address.

List of Recipes from the Second Thai & Lao Food videos and recipe book:
Appetizer Recipes:

1. Sour Fruit Dipping Sauce
2. Shrimp Chips
3. Curry Peanut Dipping Sauce
4. Fried Shrimp Rolls
5. Banh Cuon - Wet Rice Paper Spring Rolls
6. Eggplant Chili Dipping Sauce

Soup Recipes:
7. Khao Bune Ba - Fish Curry Noodle Soup
8. Khao Piek - Chicken Noodle Porridge
9. Bamboo Soup

Salad Recipes:
10. Mak Bea - Banana Blossom Salad
11. Long Bean Noodle Salad

Main Dish Recipes:
12. Beef Stir Fry
13. Au Quail
14. Salted Gourami Fish Chili Sauce
15. Water Lily Stir Fry
16. Fish Stuffed with Thai & Lao Herbs
17. Lap Chicken

Dessert Recipes:
18. Coconut Flakes
19. Fresh Coconut Milk
20. Black Bean Coconut Drink
21. Fresh Soy Milk
22. Steam Cassava with Coconut Flakes
23. Sweet Corn Wrap Dessert
24. Tapioca Pearl, Taro & Jackfruit Dessert
25. Water Chestnut Dessert Dumplings

Recipes from Thai & Lao Food Recipe Book 1
26. Spring Roll Dipping Sauce
27. Ground Toasted Sticky Rice
28. Thai / Lao Curry Paste



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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thai & Lao Cooking Videos on DVD

The DVD is ready for purchase. I am really excited that it is finally available.
When I published my Thai & Lao Food Recipe Book, I specifically designed it to fit inside a DVD case.
The set 1 of Thai and Lao Cooking DVD includes all the videos that are listed the Thai & Lao Food Recipe Book.

Plus I include the video of How to apply hair sticks into the hair!
Don't forget to view all my Thai & Lao Products

Depending on the amount of donation, I will mail you the following Thai & Lao Food product(s):
$20 --> Set 1 Thai & Lao Food Recipe Book
$21 --> Set 2 Thai & Lao Food Recipe Book
$33 --> Set 1, Thai & Lao Cooking Videos on DVD and recipe book
$35 --> Set 2, Thai & Lao Food video on DVD and recipe book
$60--> Set 1 Thai & Lao Cooking Videos and recipe book + Set 2 Thai & Lao Food videos and recipe book

Thai hair sticks are included in every set of dvds and recipe books until supplies last.

To mail me a donation, email me and ask for my address.

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Lap Shrimp with Escargot

The video shows the raw /fresh lap shrimp and the cooked lap shrimp. Not all lap recipes must have mint so in one recipe, I use cilantro. Lap is the national dish of Laos so please refer to my previous posts lap chicken and lap Lao beef.

Please refer to the list of Product Prices on how to get access to all the Thai & Lao Food dvds and recipe books.


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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sao Lao T-Shirt - Lao Girl T-Shirt

I got this "Sao Lao" t-shirt made available for purchase. "Sao" means 'girl' or 'young lady'. For the men, there is the i hum yie t-shirt.

Every August long weekend my cousin, Vilaysith Sanoubane, organizes "bune Lao" which is a fundraiser festival for Wat Lao Veluwanh. It's an amazing event: a soccer tournament, concert bands, dancing, blessings from Buddhist Monks, food, and Lao merchandise. Over 5000 people attended. For just one day, it feels like you were in Laos.
When I was not volunteering at the food booths, I sold the "Sao Lao" and the i hum yie t-shirts and donated the profits to Wat Lao Veluwanh.

$22 donation ,towards the development of my blog, will get you the "Sao Lao" t-shirt.
Youth sizes: 2, 6, L and Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL.

Also refer to the List of product prices for all my Thai & Lao Food products.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Water Chestnut Dessert Dumplings

These water chestnut dessert dumpling resembles tapioca pearl and but with crunch and colour. The advantage of the water chestnut dessert dumpling over tapioca pearl is that the dumplings do not thicken the dessert as stated in the Tapioca Pearl dessert.

In my video, you'll see that made a dessert drink with green Ai-Yu Jelly, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, the colourful water chestnut dessert dumplings, and fresh coconut milk.

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