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Sticky Rice + Sun = Rice Crackers

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Rice crackers dry in the sun along the river, Luang Prabang

I’ve just begun the first draft of the Lao portion of my book on handmade paper, and am having continual flashbacks to my too-short time there earlier this year.

Laos distinguish their cuisine from neighboring Thai and Vietnam by their emphasis on sticky rice. When in Northeast Thailand and in Laos, don’t pass up the chance to enjoy sticky rice with your meal.

Like a savory rice krispie cake, this is a delicious and nutritious way to get your sticky rice quotient for the day. Once dry in the sun, these crackers are deep fried. You dip them in an assortment of delicious sauces with a fishy flavor at a riverside restaurant, then sit back and wait for your next BeerLao. It might well take awhile to arrive, but laid back Laos gives the illusion you’ve all the time in the world.

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One Response to Sticky Rice + Sun = Rice Crackers

  1. Same principle as papermaking isn’t it!