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Saturday, October 23, 2010

somtum

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Seasoned with dust

A friend in London asked me why he didn't see roadside somtum dishes were reviewed in my blog.

Here we go, my roadside somtum feast. A no-frills dining experience.

Available anywhere in Bangkok and throughout Thailand. (I got mine on Silom Road near Saladaeng.)



somtum pla raad (raw papaya spicy salad with fermented fish dressing)


9 comments:

Stella said...

Good to see something new here.
I like roadside food as long as they are clean.

sinosoul.com said...

2 more weeks away until my own street side somtam. I'm not sure if I'm more excited or nervous...

Fillet-O Fish said...

The fish is a little ugly! Taste ok?

Yai said...

Somtum my best comfort food.

p'TC now you can eat on the street!

Paranoid Android said...

Always loved street dining at BKK and HK... Miss it like crazy.

Thailand Club said...

The fish is pla tu (Thai horse mackerel). Taste so-so at this roadside hawker place.

If at Mahachai pla tu is the star.

Stella said...

Yes Fish Burger,

I was about to say the fish looks ugly here. It looks like a "big mouth Ching". :)

in the sea said...

The dressing looks quite heavy and very local too. Better take the chicken instead of the fish. :)

Thailand Club said...

yes the "dressing" on somtum pla-raad is very heavy and smelly, i couldn't take it, it is real Issan eating culture .. :-) we can mostly just up to somtum Thai