Monday, 3 September 2012

Tanya & her Mum shared their Lao Yum Salad recipe with us

All the way from Laos, Tanya and her Mum made their family recipe Lao Yum Salad for us and gave us the instructions. Tanya made notes as her Mum made the salad ....

The dressing ingredients:

  •  Yoke only of 5 hard boiled eggs (put the egg white in the salad)
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic (or amount to taste)
  • MSG 1 spoon if you use it
  • 3 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • sugar to taste
  • 5 tablespoons of oil
  • 200g of pork mince *
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
Blend all the dressing ingredients in a mortar and pound lightly with pestle.

The salad ingredients:

  •  Egg whites from hard boiled eggs
  • Lettuce- use a variety of cos, red leaf, romaine, boston etc.,(use iceberg only if necessary) Cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, carrots, coriander, and any other herb that you like
  • You could also add some roast peanuts
Pour dressing over salad and mix gently in a bowl.

Aussie Yum Salad
(* A footnote from DJ -  the pork minced is cooked first in oil depending on individual's preference from 2TBS to 4TBS. My aunts in Vientiane and my mother would add crushed garlic in the oil to give that nice aroma.)


  1. Hi Rob,

    Thanks for sharing the Yum Salad recipe with the rest of the world. It's simple to follow and quite delicious. I'll refer to your post and add your blot at my site.

  2. For lots more Lao recipes check DJ's site here ....