[Bangkok] Som Tam Nua
Som Tam is the Thai name for green papaya salad and we found a great-tasting one at Som Tam Nua at Siam Square, right in the heart of Bangkok city. We discovered Som Tam Nua accidentally one day. We were walking in the area when we noticed a huge crowd of people queuing outside. We googled the restaurant name and found out that it is a popular restaurant most famous for its green papaya salad. We tried it and were hooked. Subsequently, our Bangkok trips were never complete without dropping by at least once for our favourite green papaya salad, fried chicken wings and Thai fried fish. These photos were compiled from our recent trips.
Don’t worry if you see a long queue outside. The restaurant looks bigger on the inside with two stories and we waited for under 30 minutes. When there is a huge crowd, the food is freshly prepared and the chicken wings, for example, arrives pipping hot and freshly deep fried. There was once where we visited near to closing hours, and we were served cold chicken wings to our disappointment. So personally I prefer to visit during the busy peak dining hours.
Outside the restaurant, the shop proudly displays this award from CNNGo.com.
Som Tam Nua
Address: 392/14 Siam Square Soi 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.45 am – 9.30 pm
Nearest BTS: Siam Station
Walking Directions: From Siam BTS station, exit the side opposite Siam Paragon. Look for Soi 5 and walk along the row of shop houses. You will see Som Tam Nua on your left after walking for around 3 minutes.
Mango Tango (less than a minute walk from Som Tam Nua when walking from the direction of BTS Siam station)
Ban Khun Mae (Right across the road from Mango Tango)
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