Esaan food has developed a multitude of outstanding dishes that have becomes throughout the world. Thai Papaya Salad also known as "Som Tum" originates from Esaan and is now one of the most sought after Thai dishes around. Meat salads like Larb and Nam Tók are hugely popular as well. Grill meats are marinated before being char-broiled to maximize sensation flavor. Fish are often coated with a thick layer of salt before being grilled in order to retain natural moisture and add flavor. Most Esaan dishes served with sticky rice and are characterized by fiery chilies, strong fish sauces, sour bites, and flavorful saucy mixtures.