Thai Isaan Dishes

7 Thai Isaan Dishes You Need To Try

Thai Isaan dishes make up a large part of the cuisine all across Thailand, and have spread all over the world. Northeastern or (Isaan Thai food) is hugely popular! When visiting Thailand there are so many memories created, with the food playing a major part so many people’s love of the country.

These Isaan dishes will teach you how to create Thai food at home. These aren’t just any recipes either, as they come from some of the world’s best food bloggers. They have meticulously recreated the techniques at home so as you can recreate these masterpieces. Make sure to bookmark the recipes and check out the other amazing dishes on their sites.

You might not be able to travel to Thailand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate these amazing Thai Isaan dishes.

Thai Isaan Dishes

1. Larb Gai

Larb Gai is with chicken, but it can be made with any type of ground meat ( pork, beef, or turkey).  This dish is quick and easy to make with very few ingredients. The only one that may be difficult to find is the toasted rice powder, which gives Larb its unique flavor and texture.

Recipe created by Renee.

2. Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum)

If you don’t have access to green papaya (and regular papaya just isn’t the same!) you could substitute shredded cucumber, or shredded cabbage for a Thai coleslaw version.

Recipe created by Jed.

3. Yellow Curry With Bamboo

Thai Yellow Curry – a creamy yellow curry recipe loaded with chicken, zucchini and bell peppers in a curry sauce. This recipe is so easy and every bit as good as anything you will find in Thai restaurants.

Recipe created by Bee.

4. Smoked Sausage

Authentic Thai food is a long way from the heavy sweet noodle rich dishes we see in most American-Thai joints. There is a lovely balance between sour and sweet, and complex saltiness, which this recipe captures.

Recipe created by Matt.

5. Nam Jim Jaew Dipping Sauce

This Thai chili dipping sauce or nam jim jaew is sweet, sour and a little spicy and crunchy. It’s very quick and easy to make and great with any type of grilled or fried meat, sticky rice and fresh vegetables. If you’re a fan of Thai food, you’re definitely going to love this flavourful sauce!

Recipe created by Nart.

Thai Isaan Dishes

6. Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice is a traditional Thai dessert. It’s easy to make, delicious and fresh. It really is the perfect and most refreshing way to finish off any meal.

Recipe created by Sofia.

Thai Isaan Dishes

7. Grilled Marinated Thai Chicken (Gai Yang)

A classic Thai street food, this grilled Thai chicken is so good that you will be making the recipe on a regular basis. One of the classic Thai Isaan Dishes.

Recipe created by Nagi.

Thai Isaan Dishes

Spending time in the country? Check out Bangkok Street Food: 7 Delicious Dishes To Try.

Big 7 Travel Team