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Well, that’s not a very specific post title, is it? For instance, it might refer to the Thai Isaan International Association:
In March 2009 a group of Thai housewives in the northern California communities of Vallejo, Fairfield, Suisun City, and Sacramento, lead by Khun Anong Sendee Abshire and Khun Buakhai Fenald, met at a Thai temple in Fairfield to form an organization to help newcomers and carry out other charitable activities.
These housewives were some of the earliest Thai immigrants to the Bay Area, having arrived with their American husbands after the Vietnam War. They worked hard in their new homes, started businesses, raised their American families, and provided for their families back in Thailand.
Now that they have reached retirement age, they want to do charitable work to help other Thais. At their first meeting they elected Benjawan Poomsan president of the new organization.
We held a number of fund-raising events and by April 2010 had raised enough money to form a non-profit organization called the Thai-Isaan International Association and we are now a legal entity. We have helped new comers adjust to their lives as well as Thais who are in distress after living in the US.
We have donated to numerous charities in Thailand and the US. Because we are sincere, fun loving people, we have attracted many around California who share the same spirit.
It is also the name of a website: Thai-Isaan.com.
Perhaps all it might refer to is the Issan Region of northeast Thailand?
Or even the distinctive language style characterizing much of that Region? Or even the people living there?
Some folks might even use the term to refer to the specialized culinary fare of that part of Thailand.
You decide for yourself what the term signifies.
Here are a collection of somewhat related references (post edit of June 30, 2012):
thai, isaan, som tam, laab, gai yang, khanom jeen, อาหารอีสาน, แซบ.
Publish Date: 06/10/2012 3:25
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Publish Date: 06/05/2012 22:16
A description of our favourite Chiang Mai Isaan restaurant, Roomjai Kai Yang, which has great prices and great spicy food.
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The majority of Isaan girls are bad news uneducated and just out for your money, when you have no money left they are gone.
Publish Date: 06/15/2012 0:49
Khon Kaen: Cobra handlers. One of the Cobra Village’s professional handlers plays with his personal pet snake. If you find yourself in Khon Kaen -– right in the middle of Thailand’s Isaan region –- a trip to Baan Kok Sa-nga is …
Publish Date: 06/25/2012 1:51
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Publish Date: 04/24/2012 6:47
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Publish Date: 03/31/2012 21:26
Photo Series: ISAAN BY NIGHT. June 18, 2012 By ldf Leave a Comment · lampaimat at dusk. Lampaimat, Buriram, Thailand. from khon kaen to buriram 1: Taken from the back of a pick-up truck traveling from Khon Kaen to Buriram, Thailand, …
Publish Date: 06/17/2012 21:18
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Publish Date: 04/28/2012 22:27
As an Isaan lady I think it would be really torturous to live in the UK without Anchovies, but I’m sure my boyfriend would be happy. He always says he can tell when I’ve eaten Thai anchovies, even after I’ve washed my mouth …
Publish Date: 06/27/2012 9:15
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Publish Date: 06/23/2012 8:06
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Publish Date: 06/25/2012 20:34
What are some good places to eat in Las Vegas?
I am heading there with the family next week and would like some ideas of where people like to eat, or little gens that may not be as well known. Just some ideas would be great! Thanks!
If you do one buffet it has to be the Wicked Spoon at the Cosmpolitan. Unlike the other buffets with piles of food, this buffet serves everything in small dishes, cups, pots, etc. It’s a real gourmet buffet. Saveur magazine did a feature about it with pictures of the food so you can see this is not your typical Vegas all you can eat place
You can scroll through the gallery – of course not all of these will be available as the menu does change
If you like Thai you have to try Lotus of Siam, it’s not on the strip. It’s very popular as it’s rated to be one of the best Thai restaurants in the country, specializing in Isaan (Esarn) cuisine from the northeast of Thailand
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