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Nam Sod

the_sneeb Jul 25, 2010 02:29 PM

Any recs for some decent nam sod in DFW?

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    94degrees Aug 9, 2010 11:17 AM

    I've found nam sod at Bangkok City on Bryan St. They pork was a little overcooked but it satisfied my craving. It's pretty spicy though. Lots of raw ginger and chili give it some bite.

    Bangkok City
    4301 Bryan St Ste 101, Dallas, TX 75204

    1. Webra1 Jul 26, 2010 01:49 PM

      This looks similar to Larb, which I know can be found at many Thai restaurants. Do you know what the difference is?

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      1. re: Webra1
        the_sneeb Jul 26, 2010 02:56 PM

        Nam Sod usually has ginger and is always made with pork. I think larb or laab is made with chicken or beef and has variances in seasoning. Similar though.

        1. re: the_sneeb
          94degrees Jul 27, 2010 04:39 PM

          I've been searching for this, too. I've only been to 4 or 5 Thai restaurants in Dallas, but none of them have it.

          1. re: 94degrees
            air Jul 27, 2010 04:59 PM

            Andaman and Jasmine Thai should both have Nam Sod but I'm not big on this type of dish so haven't tried either one.

            1. re: air
              LewisvilleHounder Jul 29, 2010 12:42 PM

              Andaman in Denton definitely does

              Jasmine Thai in Plano definitely does not have this dish. The main ingredient in Nam Sod is pork and the owners of Jasmine Thai are Muslims so no pork served. They do however carry Zabihah meats (one step beyond Halal).

              Bangkok Orchid in Irving does not have it listed on their menu but they are willing to make off menu requests. I would call ahead and ask if they could make it for you.


              Those are the two I would try out first. I have had the version at Andaman and it was quite good.

            2. re: 94degrees
              Webra1 Jul 28, 2010 11:13 AM

              Thai Orchid in Addison and Thairrific both have it on the menu, but I haven't tried it yet at either place.

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