My office colleagues took me to a new & great place to have som-tum near our office. To my surprise; the very popular place for som-tum was situated in the Department of Civil Aviation at Suanplu.
When we drove up to the Department of Civil Aviation and I thought the guards would stop us and ask for identification before entering. However; they were not even interested in us so we just drove pass the security point and drove to the som-tum place.
The som-tum place is in a huge make-shift building made with a tin roof. There are several food stalls (but most of them were closed except for a fruit stall and a bamee stall) but everyone comes for the som-tum. We had to call early to reserve the food because if we did not do that; there would be no more food, which is normal by 13:30.
The first dish was Som-Tum Thai.
The next dish was Larb Moo (minced pork salad).
The next dish was Larb Pla Muek (squid salad).
The next dish was Yum Woonsen Talay (seafood glass noodle salad).
The next dish was Kai Thot (fried chicken).
The next dish was Som-Tum Kai Kem (salty egg).
The next dish was Mushroom Soup.
The next dish was Kor Moo Yang (grilled pork neck).
The next dish was Yum Talay (seafood salad).
The next dish was Moo Thot (deep fried pork).
The small kitchen that made all the wonderful food.
Overall; the food is simply wonderful. Each dish was made of the finest & freshest ingredients. Each dish was so flavourful and tasty. Everything was so so delicious. The place is comfortable and the food comes out at amazing speed for the number of people eating there. I think we decided to go there once a week now!
Department of Civil Aviation at Suanplu