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No Reservations: Laos

Its called gaeng pak (or keng phak). Pak means vegetable. If its mild its gaeng jeut (mild). You put water in a pot, simmer it with a little bit of galangal or ginger and lemon grass and a chilli to flavour it lightly. Add a bunch of greens (like false pak choi), taste and add salt and/or fish sauce or if vegetarian a slosh of soy sauce. Thats it. If the greens are small and fresh it tastes delightfully sweet. The simplest version is just water, greens and salt.

Sep 23, 2011
Dolly01 in Food Media & News