The northeast part of Thailand is hardly dry, therefore the main ingredients for food are actually varieties of insects which are the main protein sources for people in this area.
The main food is also the sticky rice. Vegetables and meats are almost local products.
Fermented fish is the main mixture to seasoning almost every dish but not for fried cooking and usually supplement with fresh vegetables.
Northeast part cuisine Sup Nor Mai or bamboo shoot spicy salad Nam Phrik Pla Rhaa or fermented fish paste Larb Moo or spicy ground pork Sai Krok Moo or Thai sausage Om Pla Duk or catfish