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Staff Favorites: February – Best Lao Dish vs Overrated Lao Dish

This month, during a hardcore giggle session, two of our esteemed staffers inadvertently found out where the line for their friendship stood. No lie! It just goes to show you how passionate we Lao are about food. In honor of every Lao person, we asked our staffers: What is your favorite Lao dish and what Lao dish do you think is overrated? Don’t forget to let us know about yours! –Saysomphorn Sisavatdy, ssisavatdy@gmail.com ~~ Donna Luangmany: Favorite Lao Dish: The best part about Lao food is communal eating. Nothing brings people together better than noodle soup — it’s nearly impossible to make a huge pot and not call the extended family over to share. I love all noodle soups (pho, khao soi, mee katee), but number one is Khao Piek Sen. Rolling out noodles by hand is labour-intensive, and as a kid, I always felt the love whenever Mom made it. This past Christmas, my family and I found ourselves staying over with some relatives unexpectedly. My auntie knows it’s my favourite dish, and I …

Superbowl LII Recipe: The Super Laocy

After an amazing and hard-fought season; the Minnesota Vikings valiantly upheld their tradition of pulling defeat from the jaws of victory, and now their stadium is going to the Superbowl this weekend! Already, the city is filled with out-of-towners ready to root for the Eagles or the Patriots and to see all of the fabulous sights Minneapolis has to offer. Of course, the biggest question on everyone’s mind, besides, who’s going to clean up all of this mess once it’s done and over, is: “What’s your favorite commercial going to be?” The second biggest question is: What are you going to serve at your Superbowl party? Our mad scientists at the Little Laos on the Prairie test kitchens have you covered with an homage to that quintessential Philadelphia delicacy, the cheesesteak, and Minnesota’s own notorious Jucy Lucy, or, as we’re naturally going to call it, the Jucy Laocy. We know this one’s going to be a savory hit, being reasonably easy to prepare, as well as customizable to your family’s own Lao American tastes. Heck, …