List 42/52 – Our Five Favourite North-Eastern Thai (Isan) Foods

(I’m a little late with my usual Sunday list this week!)

While in Sisaket we really enjoyed the food. The north-eastern region of Thailand is known as Isan and the food is heavily influenced by Laos styles. Some of the dishes are popular all over Thailand but some are harder to come by in other parts. We’ve found a couple of great restaurants making Isan style Thai food since leaving Sisaket. On’s Restaurant in Kanchanaburi is great for vegetarian food and in Chiang Mai we enjoyed Lert Ros in the Old City (and both were so cheap!). So here are our five favourite dishes:

1. Sticky rice – the kids love this especially.

2. Spicy papaya salad

3. Grilled Chicken (numbers 1, 2, and 3 are excellent all served together)

4. Grilled fish with spicy salad on top

5. Larb – a spicy minced pork dish. Also sometimes made with minced fish. Larb is actually a favourite dish of ours at our local Thai restaurant back home too.

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1 Response to “List 42/52 – Our Five Favourite North-Eastern Thai (Isan) Foods”


  1. 1 Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist October 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Larb is always a winner! It’s definitely good to know what other kids eat for reference when trying a new type of food.


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