Isan Authentic Thai Cuisine By Chef Ratchanee Sumpatboon (PooDam)
Isan, the northeast region of Thailand, represents about 30% of the country's population but punches well above its weight when it comes to its dominance in Thai cuisine. Isan food can be found everywhere, from street food vendors to high end restaurants in Thailand. This may have something to do with the fact that millions of people from Isan have left the region looking for work; apparently they've brought their food with them. It's more than that, though, as the cuisine is almost universally a favorite among non-Isan Thai and visitors, too.