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Our Shared Journey

August 31st, 2017 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Our Shared Journey

Our Shared Journey

Center for Lao Studies’ Extravaganza Fundraiser 2017 is our biggest fundraiser to date. Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6:00pm-12:00am


The History of Savan Apparel

March 31st, 2017 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on The History of Savan Apparel

The History of Savan Apparel

The main purpose of the clothing line is to empower all Lao people, young and old, with knowledge of our history and culture. We use daily attire and street wear as the medium to teach our children and to share our proud heritage with confidence and pride.


Great Taste Delivered: “SapSap”

August 7th, 2016 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Great Taste Delivered: “SapSap”

Great Taste Delivered: “SapSap”

“These SapSap snack sticks are amazing! Each bite is packed with meaty flavor and the spice is definitely perfect especially those looking to satisfy their Lao taste buds. Best when eaten right out of the fridge. Looking forward to ordering another batch!”


Know Your Story

April 19th, 2015 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Know Your Story

Tony Ouk received his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Tony has worked in the fields of investment banking, technology, marketing, and financial services. He has been with several notable companies.


Radio Free Asia – Job opening

March 21st, 2015 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Radio Free Asia – Job opening

Radio Free Asia – Job opening

Knowledgeable and versatile Broadcaster/Webcaster needed to prepare, produce, present and place reports and programs on multiple media platforms for the Lao Service, based in Radio Free Asia’s Washington, DC offices.


Authentic Cuisine from Laos

October 20th, 2014 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Authentic Cuisine from Laos

It’s not too late to join the campaign! Celebrate Lao food with the Center for Lao Studies in San Francisco, California and Lao Lanxang Cafe. Purpose Lao Lanxang, a Lao food project, sponsored by the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) is as much about educating the public about Lao culture through its unique and delicious […]


Green Papaya Ready to Serve

October 26th, 2013 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Green Papaya Ready to Serve

Green Papaya Ready to Serve

“After researching and attending several food truck gatherings in the Central Valley, I knew we would be welcomed with our type of food, since there really has not been one with our type of menu.”


International Lao New Year Festival 2012

April 30th, 2012 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on International Lao New Year Festival 2012

International Lao New Year Festival 2012

LaoAmericans.com sponsored the National Papaya Salad Contest at the International Lao New Year Festival in San Francisco, California on April 28, 2012. The first prize winner of this year’s Papaya Salad Contest is Phouangphanh Keovongsa.


A taste of home

November 19th, 2011 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on A taste of home

A taste of home

Papayas, jackfruits, coconuts, bananas, bees, bamboo, omelete, chili sauce, smoothie, sticky rice, soups, salads, skewers and stews. Dennis travels to Laos to visit family in late 2011 and shares with us his favorite eats.  Enjoy!


Capturing light and color

March 27th, 2011 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Capturing light and color

Capturing light and color

Photographer Xiaohoa Michelle Ching turned her lens on Laos in early 2011 to capture beautiful images of daily life. Michelle’s ethnic Chinese father met her mother in Laos before they immigrated to the US.


Why My Name Really Isn’t My Name

June 6th, 2010 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Why My Name Really Isn’t My Name

I didn’t know that my name was Saymoukda Vongsay until I started preschool at Headstart on Dale Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I also didn’t know that the ‘u’ in my first name was interchangeable with the letter ‘o’ because no one ever corrected me when I wrote it either way.


Study Abroad in Vientiane, Laos

December 21st, 2009 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Study Abroad in Vientiane, Laos

Join SAIL 2010, where you’ll have the opportunity to study at the Lao-American College in Vientiane, the capital city of Laos and interact with the Lao on a daily basis.


Traveling to Laos for the first time

December 18th, 2009 by Siamphone Louankang | Comments Off on Traveling to Laos for the first time

I spent nearly two years focused primarily on one thing: to travel to Laos for the first time. When I finally went this February, I felt like the whole of my life had built up to that moment. I don’t know how I can describe the enormity of the experience with only words …


Remembering Laos from New York

December 18th, 2009 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Remembering Laos from New York

As I struggled with much effort to recall the memories of my Laotian youth, I discovered that they were slowly becoming flashes and short blurry images, fading into the unrecoverable depths of my mind. I held on to the ones I could. I oftentimes could not distinguish between my dreams and my real memories, for the amount of time that I focused on dreaming of Laos surpassed that of my actual time in Laos.


Miss Asian America 2009

September 12th, 2009 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Miss Asian America 2009

Miss Asian America 2009

History was made on Saturday, August 8th, 2009 at the iconic Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco, CA. Amy Monmaly Chanthaphavong was chosen by a panel of seven judges to be the 2009 Queen of the 24th Annual Miss Asian America Pageant. She beat out 22 other contestants at the Miss Asian America.



TEDx LaneXang Ave

President Obama Reflects on His Historic Visit in Laos

Lao Oral History Archive

Lao New Year – Portland, OR

Ready to Enjoy – Sap Sap!

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