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Somtum Der

85 Ave. A (E. 7th St.) Send to Phone
212-260-8570 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
The (spicy) cuisine of northeastern Thailand is featured at this East Village eatery.


 
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Somtum Der Restaurant Review

: The cuisine of Isan, a region in northeastern Thailand, has emerged as a favorite regional food of New York City. At least if the number of Isan establishments is any indication. One of the best is this restaurant in the East Village; with an outpost in Bangkok, it already has a strong culinary pedigree. The usual suspects are on the menu: the namesake somtum (fresh green papaya salad) --- request it prepared spicier than usual. Larb, particularly the duck variety, suffers from too much citrus but is satisfying nonetheless. Fried chicken breast, tender and crispy, is essential for first-time visitors. Wash it all down with a Singha beer and save some room for the better-than-it-sounds taro in condensed coconut milk for dessert.
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