Thai & Lao Vegetarian Recipes

A Thai / Laos girl, Manivan Larprom shows you how to cook Thai & Lao food through her videos. Her authentic cuisine roots from Sakon Nakhon, Thailand and Paksan, Laos. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Curry Peanut Dipping Sauce

Vegetarian Recipe: Curry Peanut Dipping Sauce
1 tablespoon oil
½ tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped shallots or onions
1 cup fresh coconut milk
1 lime leaf
2 sprigs lemongrass
1 tablespoon Thai Lao Curry Paste
¼ cup chopped tomatoes
½ cup ground peanuts
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon chopped chilies (optional)
1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons squeezed lime juice

In a wok over medium heat, add oil, chopped garlic and shallots. Stir until shallots are soft. Add remaining ingredients and stir fry for about 10 minutes or until the sauce is thick. Remove from heat. Discard the lemongrass and lime leaf. Serve sauce with fresh spring rolls or shrimp chips.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Eggplant Chili Dipping Sauce

Vegetarian Recipe: Eggplant Chili Dipping sauce
5 to 6 Asian green round eggplants
2 cloves garlic with skin
¼ of whole onion or 2 shallots
2 fresh chilies
2 tablespoons fish sauce or 1 tablespoon ba dek
Chopped green onions and cilantro sprigs

If the chilies are small do not roast them in the oven because they’ll burn. Place eggplants, onions and garlic in a roasting pan and broil under high heat for 10 minutes. Flip and broil for another 10 minutes making sure they do not burn. Remove skin of garlic and any burnt areas of the eggplant. Pound garlic, onions, chilies, and eggplant using a Thai / Lao Mortar & Pestle Set until smooth. Add fish sauce or ba dek and mix. Add chopped green onions and cilantro and mix with spoon.

The roasted eggplant chili sauce is my favourite sticky rice dipping sauce over the roasted tomato chili sauce and the classic Thai / Lao hot sauce. These green Asian eggplants are traditionally in the aw quail stir fry. Serve the eggplant chili dipping sauce with sticky rice or jasmine rice, and lap Lao beef or lap chicken.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Fresh Soy Milk

Drink Recipe:Fresh Soy Milk2/3 cup dry soy beans
6 cups water
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

Rinse dry soy beans in water to remove any debris. Add water to cover soy beans and soak for minimun of 8 hours. Drain water and add to blender with 6 cups of water. Blend for about 30 seconds. Drain soy milk through a cheese clothe or a colander that has very small holes. Discard grounded soy beans. Boil the soy milk in medium heat for 15 minutes and make sure soy milk does not boil over. Remove from heat and stir in optional salt and sugar. Serve hot or cold. Use fresh soy milk in the steam bun recipe.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Sour Fruit Dipping Sauce

This appetizer recipe is a little different from the Green Mango Salad.

Vegetarian Recipe: Sour Fruit Dipping Sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon dried chili flakes
2 tablespoons ground toasted sticky rice
1 green mango or green sour apple

Remove mango peel but not apple peel. Slice fruit thinly so that surface is size of a teaspoon. In a small bowl dissolve sugar into fish sauce. Add chili flakes and mix. Add ground toasted sticky rice and mix. Serve sliced sour fruit and dipping sauce separately so that individuals can take a slice to dip into sauce.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Thai Lao Green Mango Salad

> I shred the green mango like the Green Papaya; I use only a sharp knife. I make the Green Papaya Salad with the use of a Thai / Lao Mortar & Pestle Set but DO NOT use a mortar and pestle to make the green mango salad.

Salad Recipe: Green Mango Salad
1 cup shredded mango
2 tablespoons crushed toasted peanuts or ground toasted rice
2 tablespoons chopped red onions
1 chopped chili (optional)
2-3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon shrimp paste

In a bowl, add sugar, fish sauce and shrimp paste. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add chilies and red onions and mix. Add mixture to a bowl of shredded mango and toss. Top with crushed toasted peanuts or ground toasted rice.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

RoastTomato Chili Sauce

The Roasted Tomato Chili Sauce is excellent for dipping barbecue meat and Lao sticky rice The Thai and Lao method would be to barbecue the vegetables over an open fire or coal. In my video, you'll see that I've broiled the vegetables in an oven. The roasted tomato chili sauce is the gourmet version of the Classic Thai / Lao Hot Sauce.

Vegetarian Recipe: Roasted Tomato Chili Sauce:3 chilies
2 garlic cloves with skin
¼ of a whole onion
¼ of whole red pepper
1 tomato
2 sprigs of cilantro
2 sprigs of green onions
2-3 tablespoons fish sauce

Place chilies, garlic with skin, onion, red pepper and tomato in a roasting pan. Broil under high heat for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven. Remove chilies and garlic from the pan and flip over the other vegetables. Broil again for another 15 more minutes. Remove from the oven and allow vegetables to cool.

In a Thai / Lao Mortar & Pestle Set, add garlic without the skin, and add chilies. Pound with a pestle until chilies and garlic are smooth. Add onions and pound until smooth. Remove skin from red pepper, cut into pieces, and pound until smooth. Remove skin from tomato, cut into pieces, discard the core, and pound until smooth. Add chopped cilantro and green onions. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of fish sauce. Mix the ingredients until all are incorporated.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Khao Dome

Recipe for Thai / Lao Khao Dome:1 cup sticky rice
1 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 plantain sliced
1 package Banana Leaves, washed & trimmed

1. Take one cup of Lao sticky rice. Rinse and drain several times in cold water to remove any debris. Add cold water to cover sticky rice. Let sticky rice soak in cold water overnight or for at least 4 hours.
2. Place a sauce pan over medium heat. Add coconut milk and sugar into sauce pan. Stir to dissolve sugar.
3. Drain water from the sticky rice. Add Sticky rice into sauce pan.
4. Stir rice until coconut milk is absorbed and resembles a thick porridge.
5. Turn heat off and let rice cool.
6. Remove the skin from the plantain. Slice the plantain into nine pieces.
7. Take a sheet of a Banana Leaf that is about the size of a standard paper (8.5"x11").
8. Add one heaping tablespoon of rice into Banana Leaf.
9. Add one slice of plantain over rice
10. Add another heaping tablespoon of rice over plantain.
11. Fold banana leaf as if you are wrapping a gift box.
12. Add two inches of water into the steaming pot. Place the steaming pot on a stove element set to high heat. Place steaming basket into steaming pot. Add Khao Dome in the steaming basket. Place a lid over Khao Dome. Steam Khao Dome for 40 minutes.

Welcome to Thai & Lao Vegetarian Recipe

I create the Thai & Lao Vegetarian Recipe in order to group all vegetarian recipes into one blog. I must stress that these recipes are not vegan because most Thai and Lao dishes include fish sauce as an ingredient.

My main blog is but because Blogger does not have a category feature where I can group my food recipes, I decided to create another account with Blogger.

Now you can view all the Thai and Lao Vegetarian Recipes from this blog.