Som Tum Thai is easily my favourite Thai restaurant in Ottawa. That might not be a completely fair statement, since every time I crave Thai food I go directly to Som Tum. I haven’t really given the other Thai places much of a chance. I have a hard time spending money on something that might be less delicious than something that I know is guaranteed to be delicious.
So my brother and his family were in town last week, and we decided to get take out. Otto, his 2 1/2 year old son (and famously picky eater) tried some of his mom’s veggie pad Thai and declared that it was “really good”, and that he wanted more. That’s a tough critic to please!
Anyways, here is a peak at our feast.
This curry is what I usually go for. It’s so flavourful, and so spicy it’s almost too hot to eat. But oh so flavourful. Did I already mention that?
In keeping with the rest of their dishes, this one is just straight up delicious. Not sure what kind of oil/seasoning they use, but I would love to figure it out some day. It would save me a great deal of money.
Run! Run to Som Tum Thai!