Somtam Convent

Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Northeastern-style Thai food is usually relegated to less-than-hygienic stalls perched by the side of the road with no menu or English-speaking staff in sight. A less intimidating introduction to the wonders of lâhp (a minced meat ‘salad’), sôm·đam (papaya salad) and other Isan (northeastern Thai) delights can be had at this popular and long-standing restaurant.