Lao - 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) (Rpt) G CC
AIRED ON 15 September 2017
EXPIRES ON 31 March 2018