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Fish in banana leaf and stuffed lemongrass

Fish in banana leaf and stuffed lemongrass

Continuing the story of our culinary adventures at Tamarind Restaurant’s cooking class in Luang Prabang, Laos, after making sticky rice and Lao “dips”, we started work on a classic Lao dish – Mok Pa (fish steamed in banana leaf). Here’s the recipe for four people: Ingredients Sticky rice powder5 shallots3 cloves garlic1 chili (or to […]

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Sticky rice and Jeow Mak

Sticky rice and Jeow Mak

At the cooking class we took through Tamarind Restaurant in Luang Prabang in Laos, the first thing we learned how to make was sticky rice. Also known as “glutinous rice”, it is, in fact, gluten free. In Laos, sticky rice is used as a utensil for eating food. You take a small ball of the […]

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Tamarind Restaurant cooking school (Luang Prabang, Laos)

Tamarind Restaurant cooking school (Luang Prabang, Laos)

When Neil and I arrived in Bangkok (he from Toronto and me from Sydney – good flight coordination meant we arrived within an hour of each other), we both excitedly pulled our articles we had saved from Thai Airways’ in-flight magazine about cooking schools in Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang where we were going to have […]

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Mazaar Lebanese Cuisine (Windsor, Ontario)

Mazaar Lebanese Cuisine (Windsor, Ontario)

When I found myself with a trip to Windsor, Ontario, on the horizon and a night where I would have to fend for myself for dinner, I thought who better to ask than my bloggy friend, Jordana of Menu Maniac who wrote a guest post for me earlier this summer. She suggested Mazaar Lebanese Cuisine, […]

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What do you drink when it’s a billion degrees???

What do you drink when it’s a billion degrees???

It. was. so. hot. in. Laos. And I am from Australia… You know it was that kind of weather when you wonder why you bothered having a shower and putting on clean clothes. When your ankles sweat. So it was definitely thirsty work… My favourite drinks in foreign countries are the soft drinks: And my […]

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