Isaan is not exactly a household name for most. It is a word used to describe the Northeast region of Thailand and also includes parts of Laos and Kampuchea. The food from this region is characterized by its generous use of chili spices, and all I can say is we are so thankful for that.
At Thap Thim they offer this authentic cuisine in all its glory. Their dishes celebrate the chili pepper and all it has to offer. While in the kitchen the chefs mix up sweet and savory spices, in the dining room the serving staff is mixing up good nature and warmth to make you feel like the guest of honor.
The menu includes soups, salads, noodle dishes, and fried treats. Each are made with fresh raw ingredients and traditional Isaan recipes. To start you can enjoy something simple like the Issan soup made with bamboo, red onions, chili, and coriander. Then, move onto something a little more filling like the Gai Chup Peng Tot. these are chicken fillets marinated in their special sauce and served with rice.
They also have a great variety of seafood dishes featuring shrimp, mussels, and even squid. In all of the curry dishes you can have tofu instead of meat and they are made with coconut milk for those with special diets or food allergies.
The menu is nearly endless and even includes desserts like fried banana with ginger sauce. The staff can help you sort through the many options as they are knowledgeable and ready to help.