What originated in Jackson Heights has now opened in the East Village, and denizens are dancing in the streets. In fact, NYC.COM raved, "With a slightly tweaked menu for the Manhattan palate, owners Thaowan Rattanaruch and Sompoch Siribongkoch have an instant hit on their hands, further augmenting the still-modest list of authentic Thai restaurants in Manhattan. Favorite dishes: papaya salad, duck salad, spicy tom yum gai soup, beef panang curry, tom yum noodle, and coconut rice." Meanwhile, METRO MIX was similarly enthusiastic, writing, "The menu focuses on Isan-style dishes from Northern Thailand, typically heavy on mouth-tingling spices and meaty marinated larb salads." Yes, this is Isan cuisine, from an area of Northeast Thailand that shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. It's deliciously different from run-of-the-mill Thai, and this is the comment from one delighted diner, "Fantastic - a breath of fresh air. A MUST for people who love spicy food. You won't find Pad Thai or Pad See Ew here at Zabb Elee. But what you'll get is a variety of Isan dishes that taste just as good as a home-cooked meal.