9-A dish called Laab, which is a meat salad (Photo: Amy Ktichener)


9-A dish called Laab, which is a meat salad (Photo: Amy Ktichener)
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A dish called Laab, which is a meat salad.  Any type of meat can be used, but the most common is beef.  The meat pictured is game birds.  Laab is common throughout Laos, but the ingredients and cooking method slightly differ by region.   The main ingredients in Laab include cilantro, garlic, onion leaves, chili, mint, pak peal (unique type of herb), rice powder, toasted chili powder, and salt.  The dish is eaten with sticky rice and lettuce or cabbage.