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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ruam Jai Gai Yang – Som Tum (Grilled Chicken & Papaya Salad) รวมใจไก่ย่าง-ส้มตำ

Via: Where To Eat in Chiang Mai?

First thing I noticed? The aroma of chicken being grilled on Thai style BBQ right at the entrance. Fantastic! I then take a good look at this rather large and rustic restaurant, built around a tree. Most of the tables are taken up, and the food on look pretty good!

The menu is actually quite extensive. They have more than just chicken. There are roast pork, and also various kind of fish and soup dishes. There are various kinds of som tums available as well, including ones with brined crab, fermented fish, as well as carrot som tum and mango som tum (and various versions of these), and more! For the newbie, I suggest you stick to the regular som tum.

I ordered half a chicken – 55 baht ($1.77 USD). Whole chicken: 110 baht. Very nice, tasty and tender chicken, the meat falling off the bones. Scrumptious!

Aside: I don’t think I’ve had a bad grilled chicken in Thailand yet. (VERY TRUE!)

And of course, I had to order the Som Tum – 30 baht ($0.97 USD). Actually, the chicken came first and I kind of almost finished it before the papaya salad came out…quite a little while later. (Well hey, WELCOME to Thailand!)


Ruam Jai Gai Yang – Som Tum
Bunreungrit Road
Next to 7-11 (Hell, EVERYTHING in Thailand is next to a 7/11!)

About 50m or so from Chiang Mai Ram Hospital
Tel: 053 215
Opens: Daily 10am-10pm



August 30, 2012 - Posted by | restaurants | , , , , ,

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