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, June 23, 2007

Thai Lao Cucumber Salad

The cucumber salad video introduces the Crab Extract. You can use this crab extract to make jeow ga boo which is a traditional sticky rice dipping sauce.

Also the crab extract is a popular ingredient in the long bean noodle salad and the green papaya salad to give the sauce a dark colour. You can mix the cucumber salad with vermicelli noodles but in my video, I mix it with ground toasted sticky rice.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

ps, banh cuon is straight up vietnamese words (banh can refer to bread, dough-flour based foods) and cuon means "to roll".

banh cuon is spelt exactly as's not even a different spelling so it's obviously a ripoff of the vietnamese one

4:04 PM  
Blogger Manivan Larprom said...

Thanks for the education. I doesn't surprise me that Vietnamese and Lao have the same name for the same dish. Probably because Vietnam and Laos are bordering countries. For example, beef noodle soup are both called Pho. I got the banh cuon spelling from the package, which is a product of Vietnam. Unfortunetly, I haven't seen any products of Laos in Canada. Export probably difficult because Laos is land lock from the ocean. So Lao people living in other countries rely on products from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

7:05 AM  

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