Saturday, August 2, 2014

Somtam Banthoeng - ส้มตำบันเทิง

Somtam Banthoeng is certainly a restaurant which took me away from where we normally visited.

We drove to a restaurant which was situated next to a large lake. We arrived for lunch and there was absolutely nothing in English - apart from the sign.

 So I was happy to let Chuen order everything.

As the ordering began we were given a bowl of fish food and spoons - glad that I did not think think that they were peanuts. We were then told to throw the fish food into the lake where we would be visited by a great number of fighting catfish!

We were visited by a lot!

We fed the fish whilst we waited for our food to arrive. I perused the restaurant whilst we waited and thought that it may be busier in the evening as there were karaoke signs pointing upstairs. The food arrived and we had to make our way to the toilets (a bit crude) before we started at our food.

The food was certainly spicy - the Tom Yam Goong was fabulous!

The beef something was great - spicy and full of flavour.

The chicken wings were certainly little and the sticky rice was great - but the fish liked eating the leftovers!?

The Som Tam was exceptional (almost as good as Nong Soy) but we had too much crab in this one for my tastes.

The beer was cold and wow the bill was small.


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