Beverages include tea and coffee. Rice is the main Lao diet. Other foods include eggs, fish, owl, chicken and pork. Rice is served with a spicy sauce made from fermented fish.
In a home setting, meals are served while siting on a mat. The Lao eat with a fork in the left hand and a spoon in the right. However, rice is eaten with the fingers. Food is often served in communal bowl.