Category Archives: Isaan food

Sup No Mai

Sup No Mai

Soop naw mai is a Northeastern traditional dish. It is less popular than som tum (green papaya salad) among people in Bangkok, but tastes great. I personally like it better than som tum. One thing that you should know is that when you add the fish sauce, the dish may develop a strong smell. Don’t worry. The smell does not reflect the taste at all. 2 tablespoons toasted rice ½ lime 1 teaspoon ground dried chili pepper 2 green onion, sliced 1 teaspoon fish sauce…

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Pla Ra Bong

Pla Ra Bong

Pla Ra, or fermented fish, is a Northeastern relish made by fermenting the fishes, salt and ground roasted paddy until the fishes are soft and a liquid is produced. Pla Ra is eaten in various ways. It can be fried, Wrapped in banana leaf and grilled. The most popular method is Pla Ra Bong. This is made by chopping up Pla Ra or fermented fishes and adding other ingredients such as finely sliced galangal, sliced lemon grass, roasted shallots, roasted garlic, finely sliced kaffir lime…

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Tom Saeb

Tom Saeb

Tom Saeb is made by boiling beef and its offal such as the spleen, lungs, liver, tripes and intestines in a large pot until tender. Various spices and herbs are added to remove the strong smell of the meat and give the stew a tasty aroma. Fish sauce and salt are added for flavoring. The stew is boiled for many hours. Tom Saeb is served with thinly sliced green shallots and eryngo leaves sprinkled on top. Ground dried chilli, lime juice and fish sauce are…

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Moo Nam Tok (Thai Spicy Pork Salad)

Moo Nam Tok (Thai Spicy Pork Salad)

Moo Nam Tok, spicy sliced pork salad, is a Northeastern food that is made by grilling fatty pork until the fat drips on the fire and gives off a pleasant aroma. The cooked pork is sliced into bite – size pieces and mixed with lemon juice, fish sauce, ground dried chillies, ground roasted rice, sliced shallots and mint leaves. It is eaten with steamed glutinous rice and fresh vegetables such as cabbage, yard – long bean and water convolvulus. Moo Nam Tok is a popular…

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Chin Ping, Tap Ping (Northern Thai-style Grilled Pork or Liver)

Chin Ping, Tap Ping (Northern Thai-style Grilled Pork or Liver)

Recipe from: อาอารไทย ๔ ถาค (Thai Cuisine from Four Regions) Jin ping and dtab ping are a Northern Thai-style grills that use beef, pork, and liver only. The meat is cut into large chunks, mixed with herbs and spices, and left to stand until the ingredients are absorbed into the meat. Foot long and a half cm. wide bamboo branches are split almost all the way down the middle and used as skewers for grilling. The meats are arranged on the skewer, the open end…

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Neu-ah Nam Tok (Thai Spicy Beef Salad or Larb Beef

Neu-ah Nam Tok (Thai Spicy Beef Salad or Larb Beef)

This Thai recipe serve 2 Ingredients 3/4 lb Top sirloin beef 1/4 cup chicken stock 2 Small shallots, sliced thin 1/4 Cup lemongrass, sliced thin 1/3 Cup mint leaves Seasoning Sauce Ingredient 2 Tablespoons crushed, roasted rice 1 Teaspoon ground chili pepper 3 Tablespoons lime juice 2 Tablespoons fish sauce 1/2 Teaspoon sugar Cooking Directions 1. Grill the beef until medium rare (or as desired). Slice into thin pieces 2. Pour chicken stock in the bowl over the medium heat untill boiling, add grilled beef…

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Laab Mou

Laab Mou

Laab, also known as Larb and Laap, is a northeastern food. It usually eaten as a part of a set (laab, papaya salad and sticky rice.) The set is accompanied by string beans, sliver of cabbage, water spinach and Thai basil. It can be served as an appetizer. It can also be served as a main course along with other non-northeastern food. There are variations of laab, duck laab, chicken laab. Some people like my brother love to include a few pieces of liver in laab. Component : 1 tablespoon toasted rice…

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Tub Hwan

Tub Hwan

Ingredients 200 grams pork liver (or beef liver) 1 tablespoon ground roasted sticky rice 1 tablespoon ground chili 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon chopped scallion 1/2 cup mint leaves 4 shallots, thinly sliced Preparations 1. Wash the liver in clean water and sliced into well pieces. 2. Heat water in a pot. Then scald sliced liver until nearly cooked. Remove and drain. 3. In a medium-sized bowl, add liver, sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, chopped scallion, ground chili, ground roasted…

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Jaew Hon

Jaew Hon

Jaew Hon is a Northeastern dish made by dipping raw beef into boiling soup. The beef is then eaten with a variety of spicy dips, depending on one’s taste. The soup is also made in a special way and consists of ground roasted rice, fish sauce, crushed galangal, lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves that give it a pleasant aroma. The beef is usually cut from around the neck or the legs of the cow and we also use the liver, tripe and heart. the…

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Om Gai

Om Gai

Om Gai is the most popular dish among the type of cooking that is called om. Om means a small amoount of soup cooked with meat and vegetables. Other ingredients added for flavoring include dill, fresh hot chillies, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, garlic and shallots. Om is a dish that uses various kinds of vegetables in season, with meat making up only 1 part in 10. The flavor tends to be sweet due to the use of various vegetables, hot due to the chillies…

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