Welcome to 101 (Roi Et)
101, known by Thais as Roi Et is a city in the heart of Isaan or North East Thailand. Roi Et is famous for the tall standing Buddha, and a large Bueng Palan Chai lake in the centre of the city, its silk and Jasmine rice, which is enjoyed by people all over the world.
Isaan cuisine is much loved all over Thailand but Isaan cooking is quite different from that of any part of Thailand. The food tends to be more spicy using lots of fresh and dried chillies. We use a lot of ‘Plaa ra’ or salted, fermented fresh water fish for the saltiness in our food instead of the normal fish sauce. Fresh lime is also used to balance the salt and also to give it the zing! This combination is what makes Isaan food so popular.