“Laab” is a local dish in North and Northeastern Thailand which features minced meat and offal, either raw or cooked, and a variety of local seasonings. Some regions add bile, skins or blood to give the dish a different texture and certain recipes have been known to contain up to twenty, or even thirty different herbs and spices. Any kind of meat can be used with chicken, pork, beef, buffalo, or fish were commonly seen and game meat such as deer is not unheard of. Some of the more remote regions of Thailand have even been known to make the dish with tarantulas and a mushroom version is also becoming popular as a vegetarian option. The dish is usually served with fresh or boiled vegetables and various herbs. It can be said that this Laab menu encourages eating vegetables and herbs, adding vitamins and various nutrition to the body quite a lot.