Baan Somtum

Restaurant 9 1 soi, Sathorn Square, Khwaeng Silom, Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

09:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Casual Dining
10.00 - 15.00 USD

Baan Somtum is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Baan Somtum on Soi Si Wiang in Sathorn produces 22 varieties of som tam along with a host of other Isaan soups and salads in a modern atmosphere.

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Why Baan Somtum is special ?

Must try dishes:

Khao niew (sticky rice)

Som tam puu pla raa

Gaeng hed pawk soup

Tam ponlamai, som tam-style salad with sliced fresh melon and apple

Selling points

  • Excellent food. Some of the best in Thailand
  • Great eatery, very authentic
  • Delicious Northeastern Thai Restaurant
  • Very cozy place near Chaopraya river
  • An impressive list of somtum (papaya salad)


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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9 1 soi, Sathorn Square, Khwaeng Silom, Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • Make sure you can handle the chilis as this place is not for foreigner.
  • Because this place is too popular, sometimes it gets noisy and you might have to wait a long time to get your food.
  • Limited parking space but you can make it anyway as the staff will help you out with this.


TripAdvisor View more

Somtum or papaya salad is from Isaan, or the Northeast of Thailand. Most of the time, it comes in two variations: the fiery hot one with salty crabs or the slightly sweet-and-sour one with dried shrimps. In a rare occasion, at least in Bangkok, you can get somtum made with khanom jeen (fermented rice noodles) or with long beans or with julienned carrot. So, when we went to Baan Somtum on New Year this year, I was blown away with the selection! We could get somtum with pomelo, somtum with fruit, somtum with salted eggs, somtum with corn, and the list goes on for a page! We tried a few things, and they were delicious somtum, despite the unusual ingredients. You can see the somtum made right in the middle of restaurant. The restaurant also serves other Isaan dishes like Lab (minced meat salad in lime dressing), Namtok (grilled meat salad in lime dressing, Soob Nomai (bamboo shoot salad), but the quintessential grilled chicken is missing from the menu. That is made up for by the friend chicken. The logan drink comes with a pile of the sweet dried logan on top, not just a few you normally get. It is refreshing and calms the spiciness of the salad. The fruit-based desserts and the black jelly desert are all excellent and refreshing, a nice finish to a fiery lunch. The service is a bit uneven. Food comes in batches, and it was hard to get the servers’ attention. This place is clean, so it is a good place to try these dishes, better than risking at street vendors. The place is packed on New Year during lunch. I heard that it also draws the lunch crowd from the Financial District nearby. It may help to reserve a table. Cash only.

FourSquare View more

Everything on the menu is delicious. The crowd is predominantly Thai, the food is excellent and well priced. One or two of the wait staff speak English too. Be prepare to wait 15 mins for a table.

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