Spicy treats from northeast Thailand

Eu Hooi-Khaw

Mera's yam pla dok (catfish salad) is paired with a sweet and tart mango salad that contrasts perfectly with the crispy fish. – The Malaysian Insight pic, March 18, 2023.

THE hot, sour and pungent som tam (papaya salad) had us gasping, but our palates soon got used to the Isan dish served at Mera, a Thai restaurant in Petaling Jaya. 

Isan is a region in northeastern Thailand – near Laos – and its cuisine typically channels extreme flavours. 

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