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Nem Tha Dua - Wrap of fried rice and fermented pork sausage

Updated: Mar 19

Nem Tha Dua | Lao wrap of fried rice and fermented pork sausage
Nem Tha Dua also called nem khao

Nem Tha Dua, also called nem khao, is a salad of fried rice and fermented pork sausage (som mou). Tha Dua is a place located in the north of Laos. In this recipe, I propose to make the wraps with phak i leut (Piper lolot) but you can replace it with lettuce.

For 4 persons


60 sheets of phak i leut

300 g fermented pork sausage, cut into matchsticks of 3 cm length

1 tablespoon lemon juice

40 g cilantro, coarsely chopped

40 g mint, detailed then coarsely chopped

4 tablespoons unsalted peanuts, crushed (optional)

fried dried chili peppers

800 g cooked jasmin rice

100 g of ground pork (optional)

60 g of dried grated coconut

1 egg

½ onion, chopped

1 tablespoon of red curry paste

½ teaspoon of salt

3 tablespoons of fish sauce

oil for frying


In a salad bowl, mix the cooked jasmin rice, ground pork, grated coconut, egg, onion, red curry paste, salt and fish sauce.

Make 12 flattened balls (about 85 g each).

Fry the balls for 5 minutes in oil at 170°C. Drain and leave to cool.

In a large bowl, mix the fermented pork sausage with the lemon juice. Crumble the rice balls and add to the fermented pork.

Add the mint, coriander and crushed peanuts and mix well.

Serve with phak i leut and fried chili peppers.

Recipe on video here.

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