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    Somtum Der-NYC

    We went to this place last week when we were in NYC and it is by far, the most authentic Thai food I or my wife(she stated emphatically!) have ever had outside of Thailand. Actually, i don't think i need to say outside of Thailand because it was basically the same as in Thailand
    What is strange is that the atmosphere and vibe of the place isn't that peaceful Thai restaurant you usually see, it is a hip place, loud music
    Right when you walk in there is a somtum station at the bar with 4 huge mortars that they make just like on the street of Thailand
    There is actually a big spread of Issan restaurants in NYC

    The food was fantastic and what was crazy to me, is you had all these white people lining up to get in!

    Their original restaurant is still open in Silom also

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    So i doubt many people will get to NYC but if you do, try it
    just wanted to post about the restaurant, it was really almost shocking how authentic the food was

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    Cool. I have not found any Authetic Thai food in Kl. Shockingly we are neighbours, maybe up north of Malaysia.

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    What chili rating for the som tum for you Paul?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilbaz View Post
    What chili rating for the som tum for you Paul?
    i don't eat somtum....i tried it and don't really care for it
    and especially the ones she eats with all the crab and such

    but i can actually at pretty spicy, for a farang

    funny story
    we had dinner at my friends, steaks
    and he put out a plate of various peppers
    we all of a sudden heard Ao cough and she had eaten a fulll Habernero pepper in one bite! that is crazy spicy
    she said it was orange so didn't think would be spicy 555

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    Nice you have found somewhere for Ao to get her fix of authentic tasting Thai food. How is the pricing viz typical NYC fare?
    We have quite a few Thai places around my area, but the prices are laughable. I know every restaurant has overheads, but I'm surprised these Thai places sell anything they are so expensive.
    Just as well I prefer Indian.
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    Silom is quite long Paul, where exactly on Silom is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawsey View Post
    Nice you have found somewhere for Ao to get her fix of authentic tasting Thai food. How is the pricing viz typical NYC fare?
    We have quite a few Thai places around my area, but the prices are laughable. I know every restaurant has overheads, but I'm surprised these Thai places sell anything they are so expensive.
    Just as well I prefer Indian.
    everything is around 10-13usd at Somtum Der
    small Thai places have great lunch specials for 8-9usd
    entrees at Ao's restaurant in Vancouver are around 13-14cad, but they are huge portions

    http://www.seamless.com/food-deliver....29667.r?a=965

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    We have a pretty good Lao/Thai restaurant here in Nashville. It's actually a grocery store with a restaurant tucked in the back. Place is always packed. Before we moved back here I kept telling the wife how authentic it was and she didn't believe me. It's every bit as good as what you find in Thailand and she says it's better than anything she had when she lived in CA. Prices are great too.

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