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    The Som Tam thread

    Do you like somtam? Seems like and integral part of thai life.
    I think life here without somtam might come to a screeching halt.

    I like mine phet nitnoy with kao niaow!
    I'm addicted I eat it nearly everyday. I think all those fresh papaya enzymes are getting me high!

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    Love it ... the spicier the better. You should try it with a side dish of bacon to munch on.

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    you will find this thread in the food section later on, so dont start a thread saying it was deleted

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    I too am a somton devotee, but I perfer the dried shrimps to the little crabs. 2 or 3 prickynew thank you.

    Some gai yang, or kor mu yang and a big handful of kao neow and I too am in heaven. These days I am off kau suay, but cant get enough sticky rice.

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    It's not so popular here in the central region, but I do like it as "gap gem" (the dishes of food you all share while getting pissed) "moo nam tok" (spicy pork salad) goes nice with it and of course sticky rice although this is generaly left out while your on the piss. I'm probably moderate spicy now up from not spaicy at all years ago.
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    Love somtam, the spicier the better. - papaya carrot beans whatever.

    But hold the sticky rice.
    Wouldn't worry if i never had it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomChances
    "gap gem"
    Actually you should say "Gap Glam" but I know we, Thai are lazy to put "R" and "L".



    Myself, I like Somtum but not as much as "Tum Sua". It's like Somtum but put "Khanom Jean" with it too.



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    There's many shops in Soi Cowboy which are so yummy!!!!


    I will have some this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goddess of Whatever
    Actually you should say "Gap Glam"
    Thanks GoW unfortunatly I can't read or write thai that well, just speak it. so I often miss the "l's and r's" out. "The Gent" write's pretty good thai though

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    I had some the other day. It was pretty basic no string bean, carrot or crab. I saved the juice and whipped up a quick noodle soup.

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    I'll eat Som Tam Thai but the one with all the bits of crab in it is the pits.

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    I like it too, but sometimes the crab bits bite me, so shrimp is better

    I love Kao Soy though.

    As for beer food, we get some BBQ dried beef and pork, together with BBQ sticky rice cakes, ace!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    Love it ... the spicier the better. You should try it with a side dish of bacon to munch on.
    Yea I often have the crispy pork rinds with it.

    I've only once had carrot somtam in a terrific restaurant there in CM along the river. (the place with the great music, Lanna Cummings mother's place I think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    I've only once had carrot somtam in a terrific restaurant there in CM along the river. (the place with the great music, Lanna Cummings mother's place I think)
    The big place?

    That's the Riverside Restaurant, and very fine it is too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    I've only once had carrot somtam in a terrific restaurant there in CM along the river. (the place with the great music, Lanna Cummings mother's place I think)
    The big place?

    That's the Riverside Restaurant, and very fine it is too.
    No not the riverside. This a small thai restaurant on other side of the river. They play traditional thai music upstairs. I think the lady who owns it is Lanna Cummings mother. The mom sings too and is quite good.

    And the food is really worth the visit too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    the place with the great music,
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    They play traditional thai music upstairs.
    Make your mind up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    I've only once had carrot somtam in a terrific restaurant there in CM along the river. (the place with the great music, Lanna Cummings mother's place I think)
    The big place?

    That's the Riverside Restaurant, and very fine it is too.
    No not the riverside. This a small thai restaurant on other side of the river. They play traditional thai music upstairs. I think the lady who owns it is Lanna Cummings mother. The mom sings too and is quite good.

    And the food is really worth the visit too.
    Been there a few times. They found an unexploded (but tirggered) grenade just outside the place last week. They've had a pretty goog bluesman there couple of times I was there; he was Thai, but the Guitar was definitely Mississippi.

    Back to Som Tam. Not a big fan. Had the "very best ever" Som Tam prepared by a very drunk Lao man in KornGaen, at soe big fair five, or six years ago, he passed out shortly after serving us. It was too spicey for all but one of the Thai folks there. We got all four servings.

    When it's made right the crabs give it a hint of that fresh, ocean breeze sort of flavor similar to good fresh oysters. 90% of the stuff made on the streets is crap. Good treatment for constipation should you ever suffer.
    I prefer a good Yum Nua. Lotsa chilies. Chewy Thai beef.
    All them veggies and fuit in Som Tam; chick food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    Yum Nua.

    I love it!

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    I love Som Tom and also the variety that's made with cucumber - can't recall the name... the mother-in-law make a mean dish of it!

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    I enjoy som tam and sticky rice two or three times a week, but havent been game to try it with crushed incy bitsy crabs in it yet...

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    Yum Neau is great. The only thing I like about somtam is the tomatoes.

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    We can't get any decent papaya down here on the South Island so my wife substitutes Granny Smith apples. The green apples make a pretty good yum. Nice with a Monteith's Summer Ale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gent
    I love Som Tom and also the variety that's made with cucumber - can't recall the name... the mother-in-law make a mean dish of it!
    That sounds good.

    BTW the "barbarian burger" I had in Pai looked much like your avatar!

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    the cumcumber stuff is tumtang or something close to that.

    We are gonna have both for dinner along with chicken, and some nice crabs with sea food nam chin!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    tumtang

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    Use your Thai phonetic sense. I am just trying to convey what the kids said.

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