The best of northeast Thailand

Eu Hooi-Khaw

Isan sausage (left) and thai pork satay. – The Malaysian Insight pic, September 10, 2022.

THREE things are eaten every day in the province of Isan northeast of Thailand: kaiyang, or Isan BBQ chicken, sticky rice, and som tam.

The grilled chicken is commonly sold at street markets in Isan. The province is the home of the som tam, which explains the bewildering variety of green papaya salad on the menu of Isan Thai Restaurant in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur.

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