01 Jun - 31 Aug 2018

Northeastern food style: Must – try dishes

The charm of Northeastern Thai food is the flavorful dishes ranging in taste from sour, sweet, salty and spicy. This makes Northeastern Thai or Isan food a popular food all over Thailand. Let’s see which menu should be the perfect dish for you! 

1.Som Tum (Spicy Papaya Salad)

Som Tum or Spicy papaya salad is a main dish that is well – known to people in Thailand. This dish can be mixed with others ingredients to create a new dish such as spicy papaya salad with salted eggs, spicy papaya salad with fermented fish, spicy papaya salad with blue crab, or other ingredients such as spicy corn salad with fresh shrimp. Many more dishes can be substituted if you desire a stronger - flavored dish. 

2.Larb (Spicy minced pork salad)

เมื่อพูดถึงเมนูอาหารอีสานนอกจากเมนูส้มตำ ก็ต้องเป็นเมนูลาบ กับเสน่ห์กลิ่นข้าวคั่วหอมๆ เคล้ากับเครื่องปรุง หอม พริก ใบสะระแน่ คลุกกับวัตถุดิบหลักอย่างเช่น หมู ไก่ เป็ด ปลาหมึก ปลาดุก และวุ้นเส้น จนกลายมาเป็นเมนูรสเลิศที่น่าลิ้มลองของภาคอีสาน

3.Nam Tok (Sliced grilled meat salad)

When talking about Isan food, in addition to spicy papaya salad, Larb or spicy minced pork salad is the second most popular dish because of its flavorful taste that matches the spiciness of the Thai people. Moreover, the combination of herbs and seasonings mixed with ground roasted rice powder makes this dish a well-loved national favorite. 


4.(Tab Wan) Thai spicy liver salad 

Thai spicy liver salad is another well – known Isan dish. The taste and great combination of ingredients of chili, ground roasted rice powder, spring onion, and peppermint leaves makes this dish memorable. 


5.Soup Nor Mai (Spicy shredded bamboo-shoot salad)

A local favorite in the Northeastern region of Thailand, “Soup Nor Mai” or spicy shredded bamboo-shoot salad is a strong – flavored dish even for Thais.

6.Tom sab (Pork spare rib spicy soup) 

A spicy soup with pork spare rib mixed with Thai seasoning and herbs, this dish legendary among Thais.