Sticky Rice is one of the most popular dishes in Laos and appears in every meal or every events. You can use chopstick, spoon or even hand to eat this kind of dish, but which one is the right way a Laotian do. How many steps will they include? In this article, we will guide you the most proper method to eat like a Laotian. See the way local cooking sticky rice with highlight your Laos vacation.
Sticky Rice or Glutinous Rice contains a lot of energy and is the best way for you to fulfill your empty stomach; therefore, it has been very popular in Laos, an agriculture country and also in Asia. There are so many ways to eat sticky rice. You can either use a pair of chopsticks or a spoon to eat Steamy Sticky Rice with Chinese braised pork as Vietnamese does or by hand as Laotian does.
The process is quite simple and straight-forward. The only thing you have to do is follow these 6 steps:
Step 1: A basket of Sticky Rice is set in every table. Your job is to take a handful of sticky rice in your left hand and make sure that there is no one being interrupted by you.
Step 2: Roll up the amount of sticky rice in your hand into a ball or a cylinder. This amount should be enough for your next 5-6 mouthful.
Step 3: Separate this supply in your left hand into smaller pieces by your right hand. The size of each smaller ball will be the same as one mouthful serving.
Step 4: Take that amount and dip it into the Laotian sauce Jeow and enjoy the meal.
Step 5: Repeat step 1 to 4 again and again until you are full
Step 6: Finish up by saying “Im Lai” to the cook. In Laotian language, “Im Lai” means I’m full, which is a way to show your praise for the meal.