Lao Fish Soup

Fish soup is a staple of the Lao cuisine, and many people in Laos eat fish soup pretty much every day. Lao fish soup comes is a variety of different styles. Some types of Lao fish soup are spicy like Thailand’s famous tom yam soups, other types of Lao fish soup have a plainer stock based flavour.

Fish soup Lao style
Fish soup Lao style

Amongst the most popular fish soup recipes in Laos are:

  • Tom jeaw pla: A fish soup made with grilled eggplants, shallots, chillies and garlic.
  • Hom hua pla: soup made with fish heads with green vegetables, tomatoes, herbs and spices.
  • Tom som pla: sour fish soup made with green tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, chilli and lemongrass.

Next read about Nasi Lemak

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