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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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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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Wat Xieng Thong – Luang Prabang

Wat Xieng Thong – Luang Prabang

According to Asia Explorers, Wat Xieng Thong is regarded as the most beautiful temple, not only in Luang Prabang but one of the most exquisite in all of Laos. The name Wat Xieng Thong means Monastery of the Golden City. Located close to the tip of the Luang Prabang peninsula, where the Nam Khan flows […]

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Royal Palace Museum – Luang Prabang

Royal Palace Museum – Luang Prabang

Some glimpses from around the Royal Palace Museum in Luang Prabang. According to the Lonely Planet: Visit this quaint museum to get a sense of local history. You need to be appropriately dressed to enter, which means having your shoulders covered and no shorts. This museum was built in 1904 during the early French colonial […]

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