[dropcap]The[/dropcap] entertaining and informative Lao Food video by The Fung Bros above is too good to not be shared. It was first published on YouTube on June 22, 2015 and is timely considering the current interest in Lao food worldwide. I recently found out about the video via @thechicpinguin and @avabruin on Instagram. Thank you both. However, I am not new to The Fung Bros’ work. I first discovered the talented comedians/rappers a few years ago, through their amusing and popular music video, “Asians Eat Weird Things”.
Lao food is gaining global appreciation as more palates become adventurous and open, and cultural borders come down. In the video, The Fung Bros team, along with their Lao food guide, Sulina, provide a great introduction to Lao food as they share a Lao meal at Hoy-Ka Thai Noodle restaurant.
As pointed out by Sulina at the start of the video, even though the restaurant they attend is called Thai, it also offers Lao food on the menu, including some Lao classics. So, take note of this important piece of info next time you visit your local Thai restaurant and keep an eye out for the possibility of some delicious Lao dishes on the menu.
The hungry diners cover a selection of traditional Lao foods, including “sai kok”, “tom kung nai” (fabulous!), “larb”, “tum mak hoong”, and of course, “khao niaow”. They demonstrate the art of eating Lao food, including how to handle the staple, sticky rice.
Lao words and phrases are also shared, including “dooy” (yes), “sabaidi” (hello), “kin cow bor?” (are you hungry?). In addition, and quite importantly, ahem, the pronunciation of “padaek” is shared (at 2.44, 4.10 and 5.52). So, now you know how to ask for the funky sauce like the Lao folks do, next time you enjoy a Lao meal. Thanks for sharing this, The Fung Bros and co.
Without further ado, click play to watch the quick 7 min video. I’m certain you’ll enjoy it like I did and have a good laugh too. When finished, be sure to check out the many other food videos by The Fung Bros, including Cambodian Food, Thai Food, British Food, Hawaiian Food, and of course, “Asians Eat Weird Things”. Keep posted on The Fung Bros antics and adventures on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Instagram.