Lemongrass ຫົວສີໄຄ houa sikai

Lemongrass ຫົວສີໄຄ houa sikai
Lemongrass ຫົວສີໄຄ houa sikai

Lemongrass is used in many Lao dishes including moke, soup, chicken sa and op (braised) dishes. Use the freshest stems available and discard any dried parts. Bruise the stems with a blunt object to release the flavoursome oils before adding to soups and stews. When finely slicing lemongrass to be used raw, as in a lahp or sa, discard any stem where the knife meets resistance. Lemongrass is also a traditional medicine for colds and sore throats.