One evening we got hungry and searched for a mom-and-pop restaurant that our guide pointed out. It was Isaan food, which is the country's Northeastern cuisine. It is comfort food, and you can find it all over Thailand. This thatched-roof place was right across from the beach, and it served up some tasty food. And Isaan food is very spicy, by the way. So, if you want to cut back or keep it on the side, you'd better say so. Even without the spice, it's good, yet don't be surprised if Thais look at you funny if you request no spice with everything. And you can drink juices, water or alcohol. My favorite beverage, though, with Isaan food is a Coca-Cola on ice!
parked our bikes right next to the table
a pork salad
strips of grilled pork (my least fav dish at this restaurant)
Notice the sticky rice in bag. Isaan foods are very finger-friendly.
two types of spicy papaya salad
a mushroom salad that had some kick
a spicy catfish dish
smile is forming
Views like this are all along the beach. Picturesque is the word.
off-roading at sunset
For a video of us on bicycles, click here.