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Jul 25, 2010 02:29 PM

Nam Sod

Any recs for some decent nam sod in DFW?

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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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

            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

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

      2. 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