Tired of French fries? Try crispy beetles

Most likely, you tried Thai cuisine, tom-yam or tom-kha. Or maybe chicken satay. But have you ever been interested in dishes from Laos? The stunning Lao Cafe in Covent Garden is one of the few places in London where you can feel the authentic taste of Lao cuisine. Starters, including rice crackers with pork forcemeat and chili sauce (originally created to use the remains of rice), will give you a ticket to spicy journey of taste. Lao Cafe is definitely not for chilifobs.

Tom Zaan Gai Gnar Dum, a nice chicken soup with roasted black sesame, served in a clay pot and perfectly combines the tones of spicy and sour. A delicious herbal curry with white fish, cooked on a banana leaf (Mohk Pla), even closer acquaints you with the gastronomic traditions of Laos. There are also traditional papaya salads, popular in Thai dishes, but with modifications, for example with eggs or with pickled clams.

If from all these spices you feel a rush of courage, venture to taste crisp beetles fried in boiling oil (they are quite tasty), or decorate your dishes ... with the eggs of ants. Here they serve also sticky rice, cooked on a grill in a shape similar to a pie. It perfectly absorbs the remains of sauces and soups. Inspired by traditional village dishes, the Lao Cafe menu is not for the faint-hearted: exotic is not only in insects, but also in an abundance of spices. You will need some cold beer.

Lao Cafe, 60 Сhandos Place London, WC2N 4HG

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