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Dessert/ Recipes

Agar Agar Jelly with Coconut – Laotian Vun

08/09/2017 (Last Updated: 26/02/2020)

Looking for a delicious and easy dessert recipe? Try this sweet little Agar Agar Jelly known in Laos as Vun. These sweet little South East Asian desserts are filled with coconut and pandan essence, just perfect for a work or kids snack.

A stack of green agar agar jelly cubes on a plate.

Why We Love This Recipe

This Agar Agar Jelly recipe was inspired by our trip through Laos. True, we ate just about every colourful dessert imaginable on our journeys through lots of South East Asian countries, (including this tasty Lao PUMPKIN Coconut Custard). But these agar agar jelly cubes were just about the cutest ever! Not only do they have a delicately sweet, ever-so-slightly salty coconut flavour going on, they’ve also got a cool visual effect too. Made with plant-based agar powder instead of gelatin, the jelly separates into two distinctly gorgeous layers when cooling. 
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Dessert/ Featured Post/ Pumpkin/ Recipes

Lao Pumpkin Coconut Custard

03/06/2016 (Last Updated: 11/03/2020)

Hailing from the mysterious countryside of Laos, Pumpkin Coconut Custard is pure sweet comfort food, Asian style. Soft, moist pumpkin is filled with creamy coconut custard then baked into sweet dessert deliciousness.

Lao Pumpkin Coconut Custard - Smooth and creamy, this is one savoury sweet dessert that's perfect for parties and foodsharing. Vegetarian. |

Okay so I’m gonna straight up level with you.

We’d actually planned to share a different recipe today.

But you know what? To be totally honest, neither of us was feeling it.

We didn’t have that fire in our guts to share it with you – now, now NOW – the way we normally do.

And we think you deserve better than that.

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Recipes/ Snack

Spicy Lao Dip – Three Ways

10/12/2015 (Last Updated: 11/05/2018)

Introducing Spicy Lao Dip – Three Ways! This zesty and versatile base for Spicy Lao Dip makes it easy to prepare a range of exotic appetisers or perfect sides for your next Asian dinner party. Why not pair with Lao Steamed Fish? Eat with sticky rice, crusty bread, or dive in with a spoon – we won’t judge.

Spicy Lao Dip Three Ways - Need an IMPRESSIVE appetiser? These dips are a PINCH: Just roast, smash, serve and impress. Healthy. |

I ♥ dips. I’m not sure what it is about them, but when there’s a tasty dip in front of me I’ll mindlessly eat away until I run out of things to dip. And even then I might dip my finger in when nobody’s looking.

Wait. No. I never do that. Promise. *Shifty eyes*

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Dinner/ Recipes/ Side Dish

Lao Steamed Fish (Mok Pa)

09/12/2015 (Last Updated: 11/03/2020)

Bring the exotic flavours of Laos to your table with this zesty Lao Steamed Fish (Mok Pa). Wrapped in a banana leaf and infused with essential Lao ingredients, this scrumptious steamed fish looks amazing and is sure to be a hit with friends and family.

Lao Steamed Fish (Mok Pa) Recipe - Bursting from the banana leaf, these easy South East Asian flavour infused (hello, lemongrass!) steamed fish parcels are melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Gluten free. |

So… We’d fully intended to have this post up yesterday, but a home cooked feast and generous pourings of rice wine from our new hosts in the mountainous city of Da Lat, Vietnam, made for an amusing change to our plans.

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Lunch/ Recipes

Simple Lao Omelette

03/12/2015 (Last Updated: 14/02/2019)

Omelettes are the essence of a simple filling meal: They’re quick to make and you can jazz them up with any flavour you like. But what if we told you this Simple Lao Omelette is about to flip the tables? Yes, this fluffy egg delight is full of veggies and amazing Asian flavours to keep you satisfied all afternoon.

Simple Lao Omelette - This fluffy egg delight is stuffed full of veggies to keep you satisfied all afternoon. Vegetarian. |

In trendy Luang Prabang, Laos, you can find many little hidden gems of local food. All you need to do is be willing to walk down a few side streets and embarrass yourself in front of the locals when you try to order in your broken language skills. Then you both laugh. We’re used to that by now.

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