“Lap Gai” is one of the most popular Thai style “salad” dishes among Thais. It’s originally a dish from the Northeastern part of Thailand. And you’re right. Even though it’s shown on the “salad” section on the menu in Thai restaurants, it doesn’t really look like your usual salad. It’s normally served with fresh vegetables and some soft green herbs, but Thai people wouldn’t just eat Lab on its own. They typically have Lab with rice or sticky rice.