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Jul 24, 2014 04:03 PM

Where Can I Find Great Som Tum Like They Used To Have At Wat Thai?

Finally made it to Night + Market in West Hollywood and was salivating at the thought of som tum. The restaurant seems to have gotten a fair amount of acclaim, and I thought I was in for a real treat.

Turned out to be one of the worst som tum's I have ever had. No heat, no discernible taste of fish sauce and tired limp strands of papaya.

So that leaves the question of where I can find great som tum? The best used to be at Wat Thai before they closed down the weekend food court.

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  1. Isaan Station's is very good, as is Ruen Pair.

    1. Lacha.
      P'Mae Ting's @ LAX-C (even has the same feel as Wat Thai's stall).

      1. Just found this old thread on the very same subject, but keep the suggestions coming.