On our previous holidays in Pattaya we would book family-suite hotel rooms/apartments located at Jomtien Beach road, where you couldn’t get passed this hawker food place. Easy to drop in for a quick bite, lunch or dinner, just great dishes with lots of taste on top of that these hawker stalls fit in any budget. Always jam-packed with tourists and locals, can’t go wrong with the stir-fried food in here, the dishes are prepared in woks literally dancing on fiery flames. Make no mistake, we have burned our lips more than once thinking it wasn’t that hot on more than chillies only.
The hawker food place in the pictures is the one where the 7-11 shop entrance is practically build inside this road stall, also recognizable with the salt-crusted barbecue fish on street-side display.
The Som Tam food stall is located at Dongtan Beach in White House, almost next door to Nongmaii Beach Cafe. This is also the only stall where I would order the Som Tam Puma, Papaya Salad with the local delicacy of salted black mini-crabs without having any after trouble. The trick of a good prepared Som Tam is besides fresh ingredients, the pounding and scraping without making it in a mush but just soft enough retaining a crunch with a tangy-sweet-hot dressing perfectly clinging on.