This week Maeve O’Meara explores the many fresh herbs and vegetables used in Lao cuisine. Lao-born Tony Inthavong introduces Maeve to the fragrant flavours of the region. Mountains of fresh herbs, lime, chilli and fermented fish sauce combine to produce fresh salads and soups - all served with the ubiquitous sticky rice. Sourina Simmalavong then makes a legendary tam mak hoong (green papaya salad), while Tony’s sister Ketty shows Maeve how to make the adored parcel of sweet sticky rice, khao tom. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) G CC
AIRED ON 14 July 2015
EXPIRES ON 13 August 2015