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Somtum Der brought its authentic Isan recipes straight from Northeastern Thailand to Beijing at Raya Food Village on 6th floor of No. 1 Sanlitun (Topwin Center Building), where ten international restaurant outlets were carefully selected to offer distinctive taste of their own prides.

Somtum Der Bangkok was first founded in 2012 by Thanaruek Laoraowirodge, Thai restaurateur, whose desire is to share the originality of regional cuisine from his hometown, Khon Kaen province of Thailand. He describes Somtum Der as a place “where real local recipes are available in a differentiated ambience.” The brand’s genuine spirit of Isan is reflected in every bit. Starting from the name of the restaurant, der is a common suffix widely used in Isan region. It indicates a warm invitation, which in the same time can be informative.

In 2014 Somtum Der journeyed to New York City and introduced original taste of Isan food to New Yorkers and visitors. There, the restaurant is awarded one star by Michelin, French tire company, and is listed in Michelin Guide New York City 2016, only one year after its opening. Closer to home, Somtum Der also opened its branch in Ho Chi Minh City in 2016.

At Somtum Der Beijing, the menu is rotated every season in order to provide clienteles with opportunity to try more items. The list includes variety of somtum (papaya salad), moo rong hai der (Somtum Der’s signature grilled pork), tom saep kradook aon (spicy soup with pork gristles), Der’s style deep-fried chicken thighs and spicy salads. All are meticulously hand-picked from a long list of popular dishes at Somtum Der Bangkok, where the recipes were invented by Chef Korn, Somtum Der’s Michelin one-starred 2016 chef and one of the founders. Chef Korn also oversees every process at every branch and make sure that the quality is consistent and Somtum Der’s standard is met.

Beside Isan regional food, Somtum Der Beijing also caters all-time-favorite Thai rice and noodles dishes like Der’s Padthai, khaopad tom yum goong (fried rice with tomyum paste) khaopad kraprao gai (fried rice with stirred fried chicken and basil leaves) and pad see eiw moo (stir fried flour noodle with sweet soy sauce and pork) similar to Somtum Der NYC and Somtum Der Ho Chi Minh City.

Now, it is time to experience

authentic and unique recipes at Somtum Der Beijing
and discover the true taste of Isan.