Mint ຜັກຫອມ pak hom, pak hawm

Three types of mint are grown in Laos. They look and taste fairly similar, unlike the Lao basils which taste completely different from each other. All are eaten in lahp, as a salad vegetable served with lahp and with Lao noodles. Mint is also sometimes added at the last minute to stews and soups.

Small leafed mint ຜັກຫອມລາບມົນ pak hom lahp mon
Small leafed mint ຜັກຫອມລາບມົນ pak hom lahp mon

• ຜັກຫອມຫໍ່ pak hom hor is a small, mild variety, with long stems
• ຜັກຫອມລາບມົນ pak hom lahp mon is also a small, mild variety, but is short-stemmed
• ຜັກຫອມລາບ pak hom lahp, ຜັກກ້ານກຳ pak kancam is a large, mild variety with long, dark purple stems