Do Isaan Sausages need sauce or not?

Isaan Sausage is a popular dish from Isaan (northeast) that many people eat as a snack when they want to chew on something. However, recently there has been a debate whether Isaan Sausages need to have sauce or not. It’s become a national issue. Thus, ACU has searched to know whether Isaan Sausages need to have sauce or not. Let’s take a look at the information.

 Isaan sausage is an Isaan dish that looks similar to the Northern sausages, which has a different taste. They are both very sour and a little sour, made with all pork or mixed with vermicelli. Isaan sausage is another form of preservation, containing ground beef, pork, and rice then mixed with garlic and salt. Then put it in the cleaned pork intestines for 5-7 days. The longer you leave it, the more it tastes sour and can be stored for a long time.

Isaan Sausages usually cooked by grilling or frying depending on the preference of people. The recipe to make Isaan Sausages is different, but normally will have a sour taste. The side dish of Isaan sausages is cabbage, pickled ginger, cucumber and chili. It can be considered as a popular snack for people who love to hangout with friends or partying. 

Recently, there was a TikTok user who shared her video buying Isaan Sausages and said, “So confused. Do Isaan Sausages in Chiangmai not have sauce? Culture Shock! ” Thus, many TikTok users comment to ask her if Isaan Sausages really need to have sauce. This new shock Admin as well because Admin have never eaten Isaan Sausages with sauce for once, maybe I have to try it. 

In conclusion, due to many opinions on this topic, it cannot be concluded whether Isaan Sausages have sauce or not. The way of eating depends on each culture in the Northeast. Some people in some parts of Isaan eat with sauce, but some people in the other parts do not. However, anyone who wants to try eating Isaan Sausages with sauce, ACU has a sauce recipe for you!

  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 cups of wet tamarind juice
  • 1-2 tbsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of tapioca flour
  • 0.5 kg. of granulated sugar
  • cayenne pepper as preference

You can just mix everything together. Normally the sauce will taste sweet, spicy with a sour taste from the sausages which is a very perfect combo. Anyone who has never tried should try it for once. 

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