Som Tum Restaurant is great. Located on the side of the road on the left as you start to head out of Kantiang Bay just in front of Bamboo Shop and Sammy’s Massage – it may not look like much but once your food arrives you will find out why the locals are always here. Run by a husband and wife team, say a cheery sawasdee-kaa to Mr Som Tum who is always in prime position, in his wellies just behind the BBQ.
The chicken and fish BBQ is the special here which you can either order takeaway or sit at the basic tables just behind. Their papaya salad or “som tum” is also amazing as is the larb gai. The menu is relatively small but each dish so tasty you could eat it again and again!
TIP – many Thai people eat here so they tend to make their dishes spicy. If you’re not a fan of spicy just let the lady know and she’ll tone it down for you.