Fried rattan worms
It is an uncommon dish but very popular for Laotians. Worms are found in the jungle inside the rattan stalks.
BBQ chicken legs
Very popular, the chicken legs are grilled on the BBQ small street stalls. This dish is often eaten with the local beer Beerlao.
Raw duck blood soup
Proposed in many restaurants, it is served with mint, peanuts, lemon juice and coriander. It is eaten cold to keep the original flavor.
This dish is usually found in markets or festivals. Although it doesn’t look very appetizing, it is very rich in protein, fat, minerals and vitamins.
Chiquita, insect for the aperitif
Tthe new trend for the aperitif is into flying insects. They look like big flies and make huge noise while flying. They are hunted along the river banks using a long bamboo stick coated with sticky rice.
Fried bamboo worms
Very popular dish for snacking while drinking beer. This is great because fried worms taste like crisps. As soon as you have eaten one, you will not be able to stop! It's delicious!
Rice wine with gecko
The famous lao-lao, local alcohol made from rice, is flavored with roots in the best case. But sometimes Laotians add snakes, scorpions, bear paws, geckos to macerate. It is supposed to make you stronger!
In Laos, toads can weigh up to 500g. Their bellies are stuffed so as you eat directly in the toad with your spoon ...