West-central Thailand’s touristy Kanchanaburi isn’t much of a foodie hotspot – but there’s authentically fiery Isaan food by the bucketload at Zab Zab.
Central London’s Lao Cafe is a game-changer on the Thai food scene, with fiery northeastern papaya salad at its heart.
Right alongside the busy platform at Bangkok’s Samsen train station, Soei is an atmospheric setting for a stunning Thai seafood spread.
There are no prisoners taken at Bangkok’s Gaeng Pa Sriyan restaurant, where rare dishes like frog jungle curry and stir-fried winkles are loaded with spice.
At a modest but bustling shophouse restaurant in Bangkok’s old town, a dish of rice noodles with prawns and coconut milk evokes feelings of summer.