Foodie Friday: Larb

Trying my first… larb.

Larb: a tangy salad with minced meat


It’s apparently the national dish of Laos, but I never tried it until now. (It’s also served in Thai communities because of the Laotian influence.) It’s a recipe that calls for an addictive mix of spicy, pungent, and sweet. Think of its key ingredients as lime, fish sauce, and chili. It’s a tantalizing dish because everything is balanced out by the lettuce, which adds a nice freshness to it all. (It also means that I can indulge without feeling too guilty.) A thumbs up for my first larb!

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  1. I think I have to try one. I like the mix of flavors and the fact it is still healthy. Thanks, Jennifer.

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      No problem, Michelle! At first I thought the dish was called “lard.” Thankfully, it’s much healthier than that.

  2. Veronica Roth says

    I’ve never tried that either, but it sounds lovely. Recently went out with C for dim sum. That was fun. I love dim sum. :D

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