nai mong hoi thod


Lou and Llion, two long standing members of som saa recently took their first trip to Thailand and wrote about some of their impressions

"In Thailand, you quickly come to realise that the best food can often be found in the most unassuming places. Hiding in plain sight, it becomes something of a game to track down tiny food stalls tucked down alleyways or propped up in car-parks among groups of lottery ticket vendors, in a sea of sound, smell and smoke.

Nai Mong Hoi Thod is one such place. Part of Bangkok street food folklore, the tiny restaurant draws in a steady stream of dedicated locals and in-the-know tourists who’ve spotted it’s Michelin Bib-Gourmand and are enticed by the hybrid appeal of ‘authenticity’ and artisan approval.

Like all good street food stalls and restaurants, Nai Mong Hoi Thod maintains the time-honoured tradition of a short menu of specialised dishes. We ordered both the namesake oyster omelette and mussel omelette in order to get the full experience.
Similar to a pancake in that the batter is thickened with sticky rice flour, it can be prepared crispy, as is customary, or softer and looser. Both of which are served with either green onions or beansprouts, and a tangy chilli vinegar dressing to cut through the liberal lashings of lard and oil that give the dish its undeniably crispy richness". A similar omelette made is way on to the som saa menu on their return!