Lap Sine Gnoua

Christmas is not traditionally celebrated in Laos as most of the population is Buddhist. But, Christmas is still celebrated by some and the National dish Lap Sine Gnoua is always part of the festivities.

Recipe for 4 people:
  • 500g prime beef meat
  • 2 lemongrass sticks
  • 1/2 root of fresh galangal
  • 2 small onions
  • 10 stocks of fresh mint
  • 10 stocks of fresh coriander
  • 2 chilies
  • 1 tablespoon of nam pa
  • 1 tablespoon of paderk
  • the juice of two limes
  • 2 tablespoons of glutinous rice, toasted and grounded
  • salt and pepper
Cut the beef into very small dices (or mince it). Very finely chop the galangal, chilies, onions, mint and coriander.

Place the meat into a clean bowl along with the finely chopped herbs, chilies, onions and ground rice. Season with nma pa and paderk. Mix well and add the lime juice.

Serve in bowl with some glutinous rice.

Lactose free, nut free.