Traditional Laotian cuisine is often adjusted to fit lacto-ovo-vegetarian demands. Although meat plays an important role in most Laotian dishes, it is possible to find excellent vegetarian cooking in Laos. Soups can be adjusted to fit vegetarian standards and some of the traditional meat dishes were adapted to this eating style. Mushroom stews and meshed potatoes are among the most common Laotian vegetarian dishes. Salads are, of course, suited for a vegetarian regime, and you will find excellent vegetable assortments, such as salads containing radishes, green lettuce, tomatoes and carrots. Although most Laotian restaurants don’t have a special vegetarian menu, you will notice that most of them are very happy to shape a particular dish to suit your demands.
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