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!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Thai Lao Bamboo Soup

Happy Thai and Lao New Year 2550! For this occasion, I like to meet up with my family at Wat Lao Veluwanaram, a Buddhist temple that is an hour north of Toronto. We choose to "takbat" at this location because my cousin, Vilaysith Sanoubane, is the Chairman and CEO and my brother-in-law drew the architectural design that captures the spirit of Wat Lao. If you go there in the summer, it feels like you are in Laos.

I encourage everyone to visit the web site to read up on Buddhism and browse through the pictures. Better yet, go visit and meditate with the monks! Don't forget to make this traditional bamboo soup and offer it to them.

Soup Recipe: Bamboo Soup
2 cups yanang extract
2 cups bamboo
1 cup chopped mushrooms
15 to 20 quail eggs hard boiled
2 tablespoons chopped lemongrass
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
2 tablespoons sticky rice
4 chilies
2 tablespoons salted gourami fish or 3 tablespoons fish sauce

Boil bamboo for 30 minutes. Drain water and chop bamboo. Soak sticky rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain water and add sticky rice in mortar with chilies. Pound with pestle until rice is a thick paste. Remove the sticky rice thickening paste and reserve. Add lemongrass and shallots in the mortar and pound with pestle until they are crushed into small pieces. In a pot over high heat, add chopped bamboo, yanang extract, mushrooms, and crushed lemongrass and shallots. Bring to boil. Add salted gourami fish, sticky rice thickening paste, and quail eggs. Cook for 15 minutes or until rice cooks. Stir pot often to prevent rice from burning at bottom of pot.

As an option, add 1/2 of chopped squash, as seen in the squash and custard video.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would it be possible to substitute chicken eggs for quail eggs? Or would it not taste right?

I love this blog!


12:51 AM  
Blogger Manivan Larprom said...

Do not substitute chicken eggs for quail eggs. You can stir fry 1/4 cup of ground pork with shallots and garlic separately and then add into the bamboo soup pot. You can also remove the quail eggs and make this dish vegetarian.

Never add chicken eggs in a traditional bamboo soup. Chicken eggs are popular with Dome Kim and steam bun

1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy to have found your blog! Beautiful videos and recipes : )


2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! I love your blog! But your video makes it even better!

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Nip' said...

Thanks a lot for your blog, i finally found sup no mai recipe that i love so much when my mom cook it

I'll try tomorrow your recipe with my japanese friends.
Hope they will appreciate lao taste :P

2:30 PM  

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