Utterly Good Som Tam and Grilled Chicken in Ubon Ratchathani


As I’m sure you’ve heard me say more than a few times on this blog, there are few greater combinations than som tam (green papaya salad) and gai yang (grilled chicken). It’s a combo that never gets boring. Something about the salty grilled chicken and the spicy pungent green papaya salad is a marriage that […]

Thai green papaya salad recipe (som tam ส้มตำ)

Thai green papaya salad recipe

Thai green papaya salad, known as som tam (ส้มตำ) in Thai, is one of the most commonly available and consumed dishes in Thailand. Som tam (ส้มตำ) originates in the northeastern part of the country (Isaan), but nowadays you’ll find it everywhere from Chiang Rai to Krabi. Throughout cities in Thailand, green papaya salad is one of […]

Graveyard Dining in Silom (with Delicious Isan Food)

Isan Restaurant in Silom, Bangkok, Thailand

Hospitals, yes. Schools, yes. Parks, yes. But a cemetery? You’d never search in Bangkok for a food street next to a graveyard, would you? Years ago, the first time I ever went to this popular Silom Isan street restaurant, it was so dimly lit, I didn’t even know we were sitting adjacent to a cemetery. […]

Rod Ded Restaurant – You Won’t Be Disappointed With This Isan Food!


For the past few years I’ve been dining at Rod Ded Isan restaurant (ร้านอีสานรสเด็ด), but it seems that every time I’ve gone, I somehow haven’t had my camera. Finally, I went back a few days ago to Rangnam Road, camera in hand. The Isan food at Rod Ded never fails to satisfy. Vegetables are fresh, the chilies […]

Authentic (and Fiery Hot) Isaan Food: Lan Larb Ubon Restaurant


One rule of Bangkok street food is that where there is a large school, there will be a high concentration of delicious street food. Ramkhamhaeng University may be the largest university in Bangkok, and they pack a near unfathomable amount of street eats into the vicinity. One of the those truly lip-licking joints is known […]

Tasty Isaan Food behind Century Movie Plaza, Victory Monument, Bangkok


I first started eating Isaan food at Lan Isaan Lom Yen (ร้านอีสานร่มเย็น) due to its convenient location, just a short distance from the Victory Monument BTS station. The food is also fantastic and there’s always a crowd of happy eaters as the prices are pretty decent. I’ll admit that they make a pretty bomb plate […]