NORLOY in Houaphanh Province


10 Feb 2020 Authors: TABI

Norloy is a bamboo shoot that comes from a specifi c bamboo species
only found in a few northern provinces in dispersed locations. While
known locally for it’s special eating qualities, it is becoming increasingly
popular in provincial towns as well as Vientiane. Peculiar to Norloy, this
bamboo shoot is hollow. It is also starting to be used for drinking straws
to replace plastic straws in high end restaurants. While it is abundant
in the wild, its cultivation is being promoted.