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2-13_chef_phet12.jpgKhe-Yo 's chef Soulayphet Schwader tells guests what they should expect from Manhattan's only Laotian restaurant: "The lowdown is sticky rice: it's part of everything we eat. Protein is never the main idea, but the greens and the herbs. I went back to Laos two years ago and did an island tour. It reaffirmed the brightness and freshness of the food — the lemongrass, the abundance of greens and chilies. Every dish that comes out, it's not heavy." [Paper]


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