Lao Foods that begin with ເຂົ້າ /khao/

Lao Foods that begin with ເຂົ້າ /khao/

The Lao word ເຂົ້າ /khao/ can mean “to enter” as a verb or “rice” as a noun.⁠⠀
The Lao word for “hungry” is ຫິວ /hio/. The phrase “I’m hungry” in Lao is ຂ້ອຍຫິວເຂົ້າ /khawi hio khao/ which literally translates to “I + hungry + rice”⁠⠀
The fact that rice is often use with the word ‘hungry’ indicates that it is a meal staple in Lao culture. Being hungry is synonymous with wanting to eat rice.⁠⠀
There are a variety of Lao food/dishes with rice ເຂົ້າ /Khao/ as a prefix. These are some well-known ones. 


ຂົ້າ /khao/⁠ = Rice (general)⁠

ເຂົ້າຈ້າວ /khao jao/⁠ = Steamed white rice⁠

ເຂົ້າຫນຽວ /khao niao/ ⁠= Sticky rice (glutinous)⁠

ເຂົ້າດຳ, ເຂົ້າກ່ຳ /khao dam/, /khao gam/⁠ = Black rice⁠⠀
ເຂົ້າປຽກ /khao bpiak/⁠ = Rice noodle

Note: ຕົ້ມເຂົ້າປຽກ /dtom khao bpiak/ is rice porridge⁠

ເຂົ້າຊອຍ /khao soi/⁠ = Wide rice noodle

ເຂົ້າປຸ້ນ /khao poon/⁠= Rice vermicelli soup⁠

ເຂົ້າຈີ່ /khao jee/⁠ = Grilled sticky rice (w/ egg)⁠⠀
ເຂົ້າຕົ້ມ /khao tom/⁠ = Steamed sticky rice (wrapped in banana leaves)⁠⠀

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