Namjit Gai Yang

Namjit Gai Yang

A self-proclaimed som tam purist
Address:
332-334 Soi 18 Ekkamai Road, Bangkok +66 (0)2 392 8000
Hours/Times:
Open daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Payment Methods:
Cash
Namjit Gai Yang
Namjit Gai Yang sticks to the basics, offering popular versions of som tam such as som tam Thai and som tam poo (crab).

“This is my favorite gai yang and som tam place and I order it almost once a week for delivery, but you can eat in their shop house style restaurant too,” says restaurant consultant and TV host chef Ian Kittichai.

Namjit is a self-proclaimed som tam purist, its owner insisting that they refuse to accept strange som tam requests and haven't ever updated the menu. That means if you've got a craving for fried som tam with cat fish, look elsewhere. 

The decor is simple but this place has survived for nearly 40 years due to its original Isaan taste and top ingredients sourced from around the country, right down to the perfectly ripe slices of tomatoes.