Gave the famous beef noodles a pass and went next door to casual Nom Jit Kai Yang (น้อมจิตต์ไก่ย่าง) that's known for its northeastern Thai food and roast chicken. Besides that, it's got plenty of other dishes. Of course I didn't care about the chicken. What I wanted, were plates of its som tam (ส้มตำ) in various spicy versions, namely the crab and the salted egg. This shop's som tam seriously ranks among the best I've tried. Not into the central Thai som tam with peanuts. If you eat those in Bangkok along the streets of the main shopping belt or at eateries where locals don't go, those aren't spicy and the flavors have changed to cater to tourists. I love the northern versions which are offered at local eateries that might or might not have English menus.
The man hadn't gotten over his fixation with ox-tongue. He wanted to try the eatery's grilled version. The friends enjoyed it too. Luckily they didn't order another plate. Cholesterol! This version wasn't soaked in brine, it was only marinated. But was really tender. However, there was that faint stink of offal that the man didn't particularly like. Shared baskets of sticky rice with the table. Love it. Best especially with spicy food.
|Grilled ox tongue. Namely a northeastern Thai dish as this is more popular in Lao PDR.|
Nom Jit Kai Yang (น้อมจิตต์ไก่ย่าง)
332-4 Soi Ekamai 18 Sukhumvit 63
Khwang Khlongton Nuea Khet Watthana Bangkok 10110
T: 023928000, 023924019 (Nearest BTS station: Ekkamai)