Baan SomTum in Bang Rak’s O P gardens Bangkok is a beautiful place, the outside setting is surrounded with greenery and trees creating a secluded shaded space to escape from the heat.
As a vegan in Bangkok it’s always good to know new places where you can eat Thai food. Somtum is one of my favourites, the green papaya salad that’s full of sweet, salty spiciness yet it’s almost always made with fish sauce (a vegan in Thailand’s hidden enemy). Baan Somtum provides many different varieties of Thai salad as well as some other deep fried treats such as banana blossom and shiitake mushrooms in a crispy tempura batter.
This is a perfect place to go with your non vegan friends as the menu has a lot to offer for everybody! It’s a great cafe and I would highly recommend the Somtum (let them know youre vegan though or say “chan gin jay”)