Som Tum Inter – North Eastern Thai Food Specialties on Koh Phangan Island
For all of you North-Eastern Thai Food specialties lovers there’s a newly opened restaurant which serves delicious Isaan food and other hot dishes from the north-east of Thailand.
They got a least 7 different kinds of Som Tum – a salad made of green papayas – on their menu. Haven’t tried all of them yet but the ones I tried were really delicious and in a constant good quality which is sometimes very hard to find on this island. Other things you should try in this place are “Naam Tok Muu” – a spicy pork salad with lime dressing. “Kooh Muu Yang” – barbeque pork with spicy dipping sauce. Or “Muu daed diau” – deep fried sun dried pork with spicy dipping sauce. And don’t forget to order some sticky rice too 🙂
The staff at Som Tum Inter are mainly lady boys and always ready for a small flirt with some rich farangs guys. So … to really get the best food there I just recommend acting a bit gay, give some nice smiles and eventually start flirting while ordering your food. And believe me this always works and best food quality is guaranteed 🙂
Som Tum Inter is located between Thongsala and Baan Tai on the way to Had Rin beach. The small village is actually called Baan Hin Song Gon and has its name from two rocks somewhere at the beach. Just look out for a blue petrol station called “POil” in the Ban Tai area and then you’re just a couple of meters away from SomTum Inter. Or just ask a taxi driver they should know where to find it!
So enjoy your food there and try to remember that “pet nit-noy” means a little bit spicy otherwise you might spend another hot session on your toilet the next morning 🙂
4 thoughts on “Som Tum Inter – North Eastern Thai Food Specialties on Koh Phangan Island”
I think, it better for farang who would love Som Tum ..lol bcoz its spici not much ..
@ Dreadlocks gal @
Tried it more than once, if you don’t like it to hot, you just tell the waitress…. mai pet or pet nid noi kha..p. It’s excellent food, not much for vegetariens except the sticky rice and the papaya salad (sum tum), which of course would need to be ordered without the little shrimps. Best if You go with a few friends, so You’d try lots of different dishes together, that is the Thai way, at least order one dish more than the number of people who come along.
Try and find out for yourself
There is also some choice for vegetarian beside Sum Tum. In general you could order Soup nor mai (Bamboo salad, spicy) or a dish with mushrooms (i can’t remember the name). Just tell them that you eat vegetarian (kin mangsa v rat) and they will give you more choices of food. The Nam Tok is also available as Nam Tok Tofu.
If you like spicy tell them kin pet, otherwise tell them kin may pet. And ask for piset if you very hungry and wish to have a larger portion.
Are they interesting to open in the UK!? I loves soup nor mai Aroy!!