Chef Seng Luangrath in a market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Picture: The Washington Post Chef Seng Luangrath in a market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Picture: The Washington Post
Chef Seng Luangrath in a market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Picture: The Washington Post

The American chef who is taking Laotian food to Laos

She taught Americans to respect Laotian food. Now Washington restaurateur Seng Langruath is trying to teach Laos, too, where dishes have been toned down for tourist palates

Chef Seng Luangrath in a market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Picture: The Washington Post Chef Seng Luangrath in a market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Picture: The Washington Post
Chef Seng Luangrath in a market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Picture: The Washington Post
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