Thailand is known for its many rice crops. Here, it is mainly agriculture that people depend on and of course it characterizes the food. In Isaan the food is simple and straightforward. It is located close to the Laotian kitchen and stands out as rustic home-cooked food. The dishes contain a lot of chili and are usually flavored with herbs, lime and fish sauce. Isaan cuisine is both fresh and useful; sugar and butter are rarely used in cooking. If you have a sweet tooth, try the desserts with lots of sweet fresh fruit!