|Somtum Der, a collaboration of friends and family who have close tie to Isan region, caters authentic northern Isan food in a comfortable friendly atmosphere, which guarantees to offer more than tasty true Isan food but also a lifestyle that can be enjoyed.
As Khun Eh (Thanaruek Laoraowirodge), the key initiator who is originally from Khon Kaen describes, “Somtum Der is where real local recipes are available in a differentiated ambience as they have never been served before.”
The restaurant’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.
The unique taste of northern Isan somtum stresses on the saltiness, a taste of somtum which rarely found in Isan food restaurants in Bangkok. Chef Korn, a shareholder and a head chef, grown up in Sakhon Nakorn and has been having a great passion in local Isan food. He is in charge of all recipes and his aim is to make sure that they stick to their roots.