Thursday, May 05, 2011
BANGKOK AMAZING GOURMET
Roadside somtum, indoor comfort
Somtum Maneeya was one of the many restaurants doing business in the then demolished Bangkok Suanlum Night Bazaar. In the old days, I used to land at Maneeya to eat and wait for my friends whom doing their sweaty treasure hunting (for me, no treasure, but for the ladies, treasures) in the night bazaar. Food at Somtum Maneeya were good.
Sad! Bangkok Night Baazar had been relocated, to upper Sukhumvit area (Sukhumvit 101/1), as Siam Paradise Night Bazaar. Somtum Maneeya follows.
Since its relocation to Sukhumvit 101/1 Bang Chak district, too far so far very far, I never visited again. No more babysitting out-of-town guests to the new night bazaar - Siam Paradise. Then I miss spicy Thai-Issan salad papaya pok-pok at Somtum Maneeya.
sun-dried pork with condiments, nam-tok moo spicy grilled pork salad
somtum poo spicy papaya pok-pok salad with raw crab
tom-zaap spicy Issan hot & sour soup with pork ribs
gai-yang Issan grilled marinated chicken
stir-fried squid with salty eggs and yolk sauce, blueberry yogurt
Always have faith, always have luck! My regular gourmet feast at Somtum Maneeya has not been stopped. I continue the tangy Issan delicacies (incl. somtum of course) enjoyment at Somtum Maneeya Chongnonsi branch.
Somtum Maneeya & Seafood ***3/4
1669/33 Naradhiswas-rajanagarindra Road
(corner Narathiwas Soi 16)
Yanawa, Bangkok 10120
Open daily : 11 am - 11 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 400