Som Tam Nua
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Price Range: $
While Isaan restaurants serving spicy northeastern Thai cuisine are a dime a dozen in Bangkok, there aren't that many good ones to be found around the National Stadium and Siam area. One notable... Read More
While Isaan restaurants serving spicy northeastern Thai cuisine are a dime a dozen in Bangkok, there aren't that many good ones to be found around the National Stadium and Siam area. One notable exception is Som Tam Nua, a place that has gained a bit of a cult like status due to their tasty food, hordes of students and youngsters who line up to sample their inexpensive dishes, and because they have a menu that has dozens of different types of som tam (papaya salad) to opt for. While those who tend to not venture into fermented fish paste territory stick with the som tam Thai, there are many possibilities to choose from. The fried chicken here is excellent, as is the larb moo pork salad. Get a couple of baskets of sticky rice that traditionally are served with this type of food, and join the crowds.
392/14 Siam Square Soi 5
- Daily 11am-9:30pm
- Restaurants near National Stadium: "To get here take the BTS Skytrain to Siam, and walk down Soi 5 where you will surely find a line of hungry diners waiting."
- Best for Restaurants near National Stadium Because: for the best selection of som tam in the area, Som Tam Nua is the winner.