Laap Loy

Thai in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

A contemporary Isan restaurant in front of the Thai Inter Hotel with a mix of classic, including kôoa nòr mái dong (roasted fermented bamboo shoot) and a fantastic đôm sâap, and modern, like fried lâhp and fish lăam cooked in a pan rather than a bamboo tube. Unfortunately there's no English menu, but there are lots of pictures on the wall to point at.

The 15 varieties of sôm·đam include sôm·đam koh·râht, which has the same ingredients as the mild Central Thai version of sôm·đam but with the addition of Isan-style fermented fish sauce.