Teenagers, stars, and Bangkok creative professionals have been lining up outside this shop for a decade, because Somtam Nua is reputed to serve the best spicy papaya salad in Bangkok. Come for lunch or dinner, but be prepared to wait outside, in front, where the window is full of rave reviews for their somtam and grilled meat.
Many employees are from Isaan, a large, rural region in the northeast of Thailand, which is where somtam comes from. In case you didn’t know, you must eat sticky rice with this signature Thai dish.
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