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Saturday, May 28, 2016

[Bangkok] Somtum Der - ส้มตำเด้อ

Thailand has many regional cuisines.

In Somtum Der, they specialized in Isan Thai Cuisine. Isan (meaning Northeast in Sanskrit) is located near Laos, and Isan Food is mainly Lao influnecd Thai Food 

Somtum Der is located along Sala Daeng Road. For those familiar with BTS Skytrain, Somtum Der is located near to the BTS Station, as well as Silom MRT Station.

The interior is warmly lit. Guests were mostly farangs and a handful of young locals. 

The serving at Somtum Der is not large. So it will be good if you have more people and you can order a lot for sharing ! 

First, I ordered Tum Pla Dook Foo - it' basically crispy fish with somtum. 

Somtum, or papaya salad, basically represents Isan Food and you can find Somtum everywhere in Thailand. 
Somtum Der's rendition of Somtum is refreshing, with less fish sauce than the ones you find outside.  

Next , I ordered Der Styled Deep Fried Chicken Thigh.

The fried chicken was crispy and when coupled with the Thai condiments, it was really good. 

However, it was a bit too salty for my taste-bud.  But overall, a very decent fried chicken. 

And do remember, Isan Food taste the best with sticky rice. 

Food : 8/10 
Service: 8/10 
Ambience: 8.5/10 

5/5 Thanon Sala Daeng 
Silom, Khet Bangrak
Bangkok 10500, 

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