Laab Kai or Moo
Laab Kai or Moo (Spicy Thai style salad with chicken or pork)
Laab is one of the most popular foods in the northeast region of Thailand. Laab is commonly found at events such as weddings and other celebrations. The aroma of roasted rice combined with the smell of herbs added flavoured with chillies and lemons results in a bold flavour and it is usually eaten with hot sticky rice or steamed rice. "Laab" or "Lap", has a spicy, pleasing flavour that is unique to Isan people that many people both Thai and non-Thai people like to order. The origin of Laab is influenced by people coming from Vientiane in Laos, to the north and northeast of Thailand. This charming blend of meat and herbs including the flavouring ingredients which is the origin of the term "Zap" meaning delicious in the northeast language itself !! "
Parawan’s Thai Home Cooking Class Koh Tao will show the famous Laab pork or chicken reciepe with a step-by-step method that is easy to understand, not complicated, suitable for
those experienced cooking Thai food and newbies alike.
How to make Laab Moo or Kai (Spicy Thai style salad with pork or chicken)
• 200 g Chicken or pork mince
• 1 tbsp. Roasted rice
• 1 tbsp. Roasted sesame
• Onion much as you like
• Spring onion much as you like
• Mint leaves much as you like
• Dry chillies
• Fish sauce
• Lime or lemon
• Side dish fresh vegetables anything you like
- Roast rice or sesame until it smell nice and changes colour then mash or blender (rice we use sticky rice and also you can use only one rice or sesame.)
- Sliced vegetables onion, spring onion and mint leave on side. Chop the Chicken or pork finely.
- Add oil in a wok/frying pan then add meat in. When start boil add some water just a little bit and fish sauce keep stiring until the meat is cooked. Remove from heat. a
- Add dry chilli, roasted sticky rice or roasted sesame, onion and lime. Mix well taste the dish, it should have a sour, salty and if you like spicy and adjust to your liking.
- Add the last vegetables spring onion and mint. Mix well ready to eat.
Laab normally has a spicy kick and that is why usually this food is eaten with vegetables to soften the spicyness.
Note. For vegetarian or vegan just sustitute the meat with Tofu and add salt instead fish sauce.
● 1 tbsp. Roasted rice
● 1 tbsp. Roasted sesame
● Onion much as you like
● Spring onion much as you like
● Mint leaves much as you like
● Dry chillies
● Fish sauce
● Lime or lemon
● Side dish fresh vegetables anything you like