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5 Reasons To Try The Lao Cuisine
#5: The Umami tastebud explosion in The Lao Cuisine!
Umami (o͞oːˌmäːmē), or savoriness, is one of the five basic tastes (i.e. sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and savory). Many Lao dishes are made with a marinated fish sauce, which, according to Bon Appétit Magazine is "sweet, salty, fishy, and funky all at once, a prismatic tsunami of flavor"! (Delany, A., 2018, March 13, Wait, What is Fish Sauce, Anyway?, Bon Appétit Magazine, www.bonappetit.com.)