Somtam Jay Daeng

Legit Isaan flavours.

Publish Date: 07 February 2020

For a fiery yet comforting dose of Isaan food, head to this humble restaurant.

Another that’s earned its stripes in the Michelin guidebook, Somtam Jay Daeng is best known for its namesake papaya salad, but the Northeastern Thai side dishes are no afterthought—think juicy charcoal-grilled pork neck coated in toasted rice bits or fried chicken whose skin is perfectly crisp and not-at-all greasy.

The lunchtime student rush sees many dishes run out well before 1pm, so visit early!

How to get there: Somtam Jay Daeng sits less than a 10-minute taxi ride from Siam@Siam Bangkok (which should cost less than THB80). Alternatively, the shop is a 20-minute walk straight down Phayathai Road (turning right before you get to Samyan Mitrtown mall).

1.7 km from Siam@Siam Bangkok

U-Center, Chulalongkorn Soi 42, Rama 4 Rd.

Tel: +662-214-2590

Open daily 10am-4 pm