Andy Ricker, owner of Pok Pok, the lauded Portland, Oregon...Asian? restaurant (just don't call Thai--listen to find out why), was recently interviewed on NPR's The Splendid Table. Episode available here.
I really like his approach to making this kind of food, and the dishes sound fantastic. Just wish I could eat there... In the interview Andy mentions northern Thai-style laap and mustard leaves, both pictured above.