Baguette Sandwich – Khao Jee Sandwich in Laos

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Baguette Sandwich - Khao Jee Sandwich in Laos
Baguette Sandwich - Khao Jee Sandwich in Laos

Sold at every street corner, Khao Jee Sandwich is one of the most famous street foods in Laos.

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Laos food

Khao Jee Sandwich
Khao Jee Sandwich

Laos food is traditionally eaten with sticky rice using fingers. In the countryside, people all eat as family style, sitting on the floor, sharing a few dishes. Laos traditional food is dry, spicy and very delicious based on fish, buffalo meat, pork, poultry and especially herbs. It is always being freshly prepared and not being preserved. Other than sticky rice, which can be eaten either sweet or sour, or fermented and is eaten with fingers, Laotian food is very rich in vegetables and is often browned in coconut oil.

Khao Jee Sandwich

Almost every street corner has a vendor selling this Baguette Sandwich
Almost every street corner has a vendor selling this Baguette Sandwich

It is famous food in Laos. Similar to Vietnam’s Banh Mi sandwiches, this kind of baguette is split in half and filled with lettuce, sliced tomatoes, carrot, onion and optional cheese, moo yor (pork lunchmeat), chopped ham and topped with pate or chili sauce. These ingredients together make for a crispy outside layer with warm and delicious flavors on the inside.

It is great to taste Khao Jee sandwich in the morning with a cup of strong filtered coffee. This quick and delicious snack is sold by almost every street vendor in Laos and is readily available everywhere.