Anthony Bourdain And James Syhabout On The Cuisine You Don’t Know – But Should

You’ve probably tasted Laotian flavors and not even realized it. Anthony Bourdain and chef James Syhabout want to change that. Syhabout is the force behind two Michelin-starred restaurants, Commis and sister eatery Hawker Fare, which focuses on the Laotian cuisine of his childhood. Bourdain is the host of the popular travel and food show “Parts Unknown.” He calls Hawker Fare one of the most important restaurants he’s ever visited.

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Minister Vows Action Against Out-of-date, Contaminated Foods

Action has been and will continue to be taken to prevent the sale of out-of-date and contaminated foods as well as the provision of unfair services that continue to surface, a minister told the National Assembly (NA) recently.
Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ms Khemmani Pholsena, warned those involved that they would face penalties in line with the relevant laws as she detailed measures to address the issues that continue to be….

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EU Bans Imports Of Vegetables Grown In Laos

The European Union (EU) has banned the import of four types of vegetables grown in Laos following its warning that the vegetables failed to meet safety standards, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
The EU has told Laos that the vegetables originating from the country were found to harbour diseases and chemical substances that exceeded the …..

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Eating Clean In The Capital: Vientiane’s Best Organic Produce

Looking to be a more conscious consumer in Vientiane? Sabaidee Magazine guides you through some of the organic shops and products around town that can help you make your diet more environmentally and socially friendly, as well as healthy and delicious! For some general information about supporting organic producers in Laos visit ….

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PM Urges City Market To Maintain Prices, Brace For Fire

Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong has advised traders at Khuadin Market in central Vientiane not to take an advantage of Lao New Year demand and increase prices as it will directly affect the livelihoods of local residents.
The advice came after the prime minister led high-ranking officials on a visit of Khuadin Market yesterday to discuss ways to regulate product prices during over Lao New Year.
“I have observed that product prices in Laos always go up during New Year but they never go down afterwards,” Mr Thongsing said. He said the seasonal hike in product prices always impacts the livelihoods of …..

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