As you may know, Issan food is the popular Thai food. Issan is the northeastern region of Thailand and Issan food means food that comes from this area. You can find Issan food easily in Bangkok. It can be from a stall on a street or in a restaurant.
Today I am going to recommend you a restaurant selling Issan food named “Tummour”. I have seen this restaurant several times and I even have seen it in Vientiane, but I did not have a chance to try.
Last two weeks, My friend and I walked pass the restaurant again and decided to have lunch there. When I stepped into the restaurant, it was not crowded at all. But when I stepped out, it was full with customers. This restaurant is popular among locals.
At first, staff leaded us to the table. Then, served us a bowl of vegetables. Generally we eat these vegetables with Issan food.
Then, give us the menu which has 3 languages: Thai, English, and Chinese (I guess).
You can try the ones in the recommended page. Usually, the items listed here are worth trying.
The dish that you cannot miss is Som Tam (Papaya Salad). There are several versions to choose from. I myself like Papaya Salad with Salted Egg most. Another popular Som Tam dish is Papaya Salad with Dried Shrimp and Crab.
They also have Yum (Spicy Salad).
After ordering spicy dishes, we usually order Tod Yang (Stir-Fried) to eat together.
If you want soup, they also offer several types of soup.
To order the food, you have to write down the number of the dish you want on the paper that they provide. This paper has only Thai language. But no worry, I’m sure staff will help you on this.
The photos above is only some pages. Actually they offer many more.
Oh..And don’t forget to the the staff that you want the foods come with less spicy, if you cannot eat spicy food. They will put less chilli, but still tasty!
Here is what I ordered: Papaya Salad with Salted Egg
Herbs and Spicy Minced Pork Soup
Deep Fried Chicken Wings
For the carb, I ordered Sticky Rice and Rice Vermicelli Noodles. They also have rice noodles, cooked rice, and so on.
In short, I do love all dishes that I ordered on that day. Som Tam was spicy (not that much) and tasty. The chicken was very crispy, and the soup was full-flavoured. All dishes tasted good. Besides, it was not expensive comparing to other restaurants in the shopping malls. If you want to try Thai food especially Issan food, I do recommend Tummour.
Update: January, 2018
Location & How to get there: Currently Tummour has more than 120 branches in Bangkok and other provinces in Thailand. You can check the branches here. I myself have been to Big C Rajdamri Branch.
Price: about 150-200 baht per person, depending on what you order.
Have you ever been to Tummour Restaurant? Do you like it? Share your experience with me in the comment!