LAO COCONUT CAKES- KHAO NOM KOK

Known as the former capital of the ancient Laos, Luang Prabang still retains many cultural value of architecture, history and unique cuisine. Apart from the royal dishes, the streets are real meticulously cared objects as beautiful artwork.As you walk around the night market, there’s a great possibility you’ll wind up eating Khao nom kok, bite-sized Lao coconut cakes. Made with rice flour and coconut cream, these sweet road treats are incredibly delicious, addictive and simple to make.

One such open door introduced itself in Luang Prabang as a heavenly little cake called Khao Nom Kok. Being pretty close to the Night Food Market there are a few stands set up that make these sweet food. The mixture is poured into a catching cast iron pan with half-moon indents over a charcoal brazier. The thin batter is poured into the rounds and once cooked golden brown, two of them are sandwiched together. Then they are served in banana leaves that have been folded in cup shapes. The outsides are a little bit crisp, the insides moist, silky and melt in your mouth soft. If you are wondering why they have to spend lots of time to make so beautiful leaf boxes then the answer you may get is that is culture of Laos. They do everything slowly, slowly to enjoy cakes as feeling of being served by love ones not a shop on the street.

This is a favorite snack while waiting for mother of children in Laos or tourists. It tastes perfectly together with tea or strong coffee. Slightly sweet taste of bread, accompanied by a light bitter taste of tea or a little stronger taste of coffee will make your very own impression. Many people call breakfast included coffee with coconut cake is the royal breakfast.

You will most likely find the Thai version at street stores all over Thailand. A flavorful variant of this can be found in southern Laos. Khao nom kok  are loaded down with minced pork and presented with a sweet and acrid plunging sauce. In Laos, kanom khok are still made on charcoal braziers. Locals in Luang Prabang would demand that a charcoal brazier is the most ideal approach to cook all dinners – however it’s presumably not attainable for you. In case you’re in Luang Prabang you can get them at Phosi Market or Naviengkham Market.

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