Lao words to describe tastes

Lao words to describe tastes

Lao dishes are full of flavors to satisfy our taste buds!

We know ຕຳໝາກຫຸ່ງ /tham mak hoong/ “papaya salad” can be spicy and ເຂົ້າຫມົມຄົກ /khao nom krok/ “candies” can be sweet.⠀

So. how do you actually talk about tastes in Lao language?


ຊີມ /siim/ = taste (verb)

ແຊບ /saaeb/ = yummy/delicious

Note: another way to describe something that taste good is ຖືກປາກtheua bpaak
which literally means “correct + mouth”

ສົ້ມ /som/ = sour

ຫວານ /waan/ = sweet

ເຜັດ /phet/ = spicy, hot

ເຄັມ /kem/ = salty

ລົດຊາດ /lot saad/ = taste (noun), flavor

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