Another favourite dish of mine, Naam Tok (น้ำตก) is supposedly an Isan dish that is also easily found. However, what I find very amusing about this dish is its name – Naam Tok, which means waterfall in Thai. So far, none of my Thai friends nor mr;p is able to tell me why this dish is named after a natural occurrence.
Its namesake aside, this is a wonderful dish to behold once you are used to the strong flavours of Thai food. To make a mean Naam Tok, the beef which was prepared and marinated with fish sauce, tamarind concentrate and lime juice, is sliced into thick bite-sized pieces and then served with generous helpings of raw cabbages, long beans and mint leaves.