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Lao America’s 2017 Year in Review

What a year?! Perhaps propelled and fueled by covfefe, it really felt like the personal and the public occupied some blurred lines in 2017. This year showed us what happens when you throw enough water particles into a vat of hot oil the size of a planet. Is anyone left innocent and unshaken? To those that can make that claim…share that medication before it’s re-allocated to the rich! Take a look below and let us know what we might have missed! January After the US Presidential Election slammed to a close, one of our staffers at Little Laos on the Prairie felt it prudent to address the shocking results…and its massive implications. Not surprisingly, we weren’t the only ones shocked with the results. The Laotian Times also addressed the elections. On January 24, “A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA” by Joshua Kurlantzick made its way to print. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy visited the Lao PDR on Jan 16 and 17. He outlined several …

Chef Lam Harb on Introducing Lao Food to Windsor Canada

The aroma hits you as soon as you step in the door — savory meats and veggies sizzling on an open grill. With just a few tables, the owners call this a casual take-out restaurant; but, House of Pad Thai continues to draw you in with its friendly, relaxed vibe. This isn’t Windsor’s first Thai restaurant, but, it is the restaurant blazing new trails as the only place in town to serve Lao cuisine to the masses. It wasn’t long ago that Windsor, Ontario was nothing more than one of Canada’s least desirable cities. In recent years, the city has undergone a quiet transformation, much like neighboring Detroit. Chefs and artists have revived the once down and out Detroit into a mecca for food lovers; and across the border, Canadians have been following suit. Among them are Chefs Lam and Justin Harb, who opened House of Pad Thai in mid-2015. Justin and Lam are a husband and wife team. The pair connected while working at Simply Thai, her family’s restaurant. After many years there, the …