Khao Jii Pate a Lao Sandwich Arrives in Khon Kaen

Laos and Viet Nam among other countries were colonized by the French This historical fact also left these countries with cuisine which most definitely has a French flavor This fact is quite obvious in the bread. Those countries that experienced the French to this day still experience  the bread, the French Baguette. Crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth perfection within the dough firm not stodgy The Thais on the otherhand oined the Japanese in the Second World War and have learned nothing of bread. Khao ii Pate is made with Moo Yor. Whether the Pate is of Lao or Thai origin is lost in time I have seen it called a Northern Thai food, but have seen it most often in Isaan, Northeast Thailand The best example of Moo Yor that I have found of the Pork Pate or sausage is  at  Thai Steamed Pork Sausage ( Mu Yor )

As you can see in the video Khao Jie Pate – Lao Sandwich the Thai edition in Khon Kaen while using a baguette made in Laos it is missing a couple of ingredients On the right in the upper left you see 2 Thai style baguettes, which have little or no relationship to the real deal. These are used in what Thais will call Banh Mi, but in fact have little relation to the Vietnamese Banh Mi, thish can be best viewed in  Anthony Bourdain – Banh Mi in Vietnam I have heard of a place in Bangkok that does a more than average Banh Mi in Bangkok, contact me for directions. I do still find Khon Kaen the place for food in Isaan The variety of different foods at reasonable prices in the town is second to none in the area. Look at the album map for the location of the shop, which I hear also has a branch in the Big Mall at Highway2 and Sri Chant Road Click Here if album does not appear below

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  1. […] Jie (Jee) Pate a Lao sandwich, which is a close relative Banh Mi. You can see my Khao Jee pate post HERE. They are generally much smaller, as […]

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