Things seen on my dinner table….
The ubiquitous dinner table staple in the Lao household, a sticky rice basket.
These vessels of glutinous sticky rice, the main staple grain in Laos, house the main sustenance to a Lao diet. It accompanies all dishes at meals. From clear broths, minced meat salads, stews of game meat, vegetable salads like fiery papaya salad and assorted grilled meats.
I loved eating just plain sticky rice dipped into Golden Mountain soy sauce (just like in the picture) or Maggi brand
the European soy sauce. Add a fried egg over easy and that was the best meal as a kid ever….forget the Happy Meals at McDonalds that the white kids ate.