While growing up in Hawaii, my mother would always made us some kind of stew or soup for lunch or dinner. The popular stew that I grew up loving are known as Aom, Aor, Gang, or Sua. Aom and Aor is like a thick stew consist of varieties of veggies and meat. Popular for Aom and Aor are beef and chicken (See picture below). Another popular soup is the Gang Som Gai, a chicken soup w. herbs, tomatoes, lemon grass, lime leaves and galangha, this dish is really good over steam rice. The most popular soup is the Gang Nor Mai. It is a bamboo soup consist of bamboo, varieties of mushrooms, and even quail eggs (See picture below). One of my very favorite is the Sua Gai, it’s like a brothy Larb version. In this dish it has shredded chicken, small amount of chicken stock broth, cilantro, green onions, mint, rice powder and lime. This dish pairs perfectly w. sticky rice. You make this like Laotian chicken larb, except u add broth to it. Gotta try it, if you haven’t yet =).
List of other Stew and Soups:
Gang Jued, Aom Hoy, Tom Kem (Tom Palo), Gang Mala Yut Sai, Gang Kao Laow Hang Ngua, and more to update.