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!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Thai Lao Agar Gelatin Dessert
This dessert must be the easiest, convenient ,and quick. My sister says the agar dessert is the only dish her husband makes and that's because it is from a package. (By package, I'm not referring to the i hum yie t-shirt.)
Agar comes in different flavours: coconut, almond, coffee, etc. In my video, I layer with different flavours and decorate with food colouring.
Here is a T-Shirt that I designed for my baby boy cousins.
I - HUM- YIE translates to HIM or ME - 'PACKAGE' - BIG
I don't know if it is a universal Lao culture or just the Larprom / Sanoubane family culture but every boy gets the nickname 'i hum yie'.
When people take the English translation out of the Lao culture, they don't know how to take it. A male who hears, 'i hum yie' should take it as a compliment and know that he is loved.
My parents call my brothers and nephews 'i hum yie' all the time. To this day, they've had no self-esteem issues. I hear my mom call my dad this when she thinks I'm not in the room...maybe that is the secret for their strong marriage.
$23 donation will get you the "i hum yie" t-shirt. I'll mail you one. Youth sizes: XS, M, XL and Adult sizes: L, XL.
If you are a guy, don't purchase this t-shirt for yourself...let's not get cocky (pun intended). Instead, find a partner who can lovingly give you this t-shirt. If your partner thinks you are not worthy of the 'i hum yie' t-shirt, then I suggest you get a second opinion!
For every Lao and Thai traditional meal, there must be a dipping sauce, also known as 'jeow'. This jeow ba dek is the most traditional and that is why I call it the Lao National Dipping Sauce.
Other versions of this traditional Thai and Lao dipping sauce: For 'jeow ga be' use shrimp paste instead of salted gourami fish For 'jeow ga boo' use crab paste instead of salted gourami fish For 'jeow bee' add 1 tablespoon of gall bladder and mix with any dipping sauces to give the sauce a bitter flavour
Jeow Ba Dek ½ teaspoon chopped lemongrass ½ teaspoon chopped galangal ½ teaspoon chopped garlic 1 chopped kaffer lime leaf 2 tablespoons chopped or minced salted gourami fish (ba dek) 1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional) 3 tablespoons lime juice
I am part Thai and Lao. The reason for my blog is to preserve the authenticity of the Thai and Lao food.
Enjoy watching the home videos as I follow family recipes.
Growing up, I was spoiled by my parent's home cooked Thai and Lao food. When I moved out, I searched restaurants and found that nothing compares to the authentic taste of home. This started my journey into cooking Thai and Lao food under my parents' guidance. I share my journey with you.