Isaan Sausage (Sai Krok Isan, ไส้กรอกอีสาน)
Found in puffs of smoke along Bangkok’s roadsides the barbecue grill is another of the most common Bangkok street food vendors. A variety of meats are sold at these grills albeit not many overly exciting. A lot of rubbery wieners and basic meats only made better by a hot chilli dipping sauce. There are exceptions however and one is the Sai Krok Isan better known as Isaan sausage.
Sai Krok Isan (Isaan Sausage) is named after the Northeastern region of Thailand in which it originated. The fermenting of this pork and sticky rice sausage gives it a unique sour taste. Accompanied by galam (cabbage), sliced ginger, and whole green chilies for some added heat (sometimes lime and peanuts). Roll them together and pop in your mouth for a unique Thai taste. Sai Krok Isan costs 10 baht per stick (as pictured above) and sometimes comes shaped as rounded balls.