43A Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
Once a Hackney pop up, Som Saa has come a long way. Styled on a more up market Bangkok street-food venue, Som Saa feels authentic but with a modern British flavour.
Sitting in the space that used to be an old fabric warehouse providing garments for the famous Petticoat Lane, its rustic, spacious atmosphere, with natural brick walls, original metal girders and clever interior design, making it feel both spacious and cosy at the same time.
The food here is great, choices are made from a small but perfectly formed menu with approximately four or five dishes to choose from in each of the six individual sections of the menu, with each section as delicious as the next and all designed by a talented MasterChef finalist (2009).
The choices of varying spiced Thai dishes are wonderful, however, watch out for the mega-hot minced pork dish, beware, it is what is says on the men, It’s hot, hot, a even more hot! And if you like hot, then you will love it!
There are spicy salads, a sweet shrimp dish and a delicious fish curry that were all 100%, even the veggie dishes packed a punch and complimented the other dishes to a tee, and the offer of bottomless sticky rice with coconut cream or steamed rice was a great little bonus too.
All your usual choices of wines, beers and bubbles accompanied the food perfectly and if you fancied a cheeky cocktail there was a wide choice of them too.
If you’re up that end (Shoreditch) and you like Thai food, then it’s well worth popping in, its spicy, its tasty and is good!
Make sure you book you book a table well in advance as this place is hugely popular and the tables turn around every two hours.