Baan E-sarn Muangyos: late night som tam and grilled chicken

If you’re ever hungry in Bangkok, there’s always a restaurant or food stall around that’s open. But while the local 7-11 can answer your late-night munchies, there’s a way to satisfy that hunger without sacrificing great taste.

Baan E-sarn Muangyos serves spicy som tam, grilled chicken, and much more until 4am. Here are some of their best dishes and the vibes that make the restaurant a Sukhumvit classic.

Late-night Isaan food

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Finding food in late-night Bangkok is an easy task. But why settle for the 7-11 microwave or playing roulette with random street stalls, when you can sit down for some truly spicy som tam at Baan E-sarn Muangyos. 

Be careful though, this restaurant will serve you food that is as spicy as Isaan folk have it, which is a fair bit spicier than what you may be used to in Bangkok. 

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We recommend the papaya spicy salad (som tam) with salted crab and pickled fish, which is the go-to som tam for the people from Isaan. It’ll be a flavour bomb with the intense combination of salty, spicy, and sweet that is iconic in Thai food. 

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You can pair the som tam with the classics such as grilled chicken or grilled pork shoulder. If you’re feeling adventurous, then give the grilled pork tongue a try. This dish is a bit harder to find in Bangkok, especially if you want it done well. 

Isaan’s lively and energetic vibes

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People queue up for this restaurant for more than just the fact that it’s open until dawn. For one, the restaurant has that Isaan ambiance that is hard to find in downtown Bangkok. 

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The wooden floors and cosy interior has many locals thinking that they’re back home in Isaan. 

More often than not, you’ll also find the place packed with people which gives it a fun, rowdy atmosphere.

The restaurant is also very popular with tourists and expats, especially the Japanese. 

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There are many Japanese factories in the Isaan region, so when those workers come back to Bangkok, they want a taste of what they’re used to. Additionally, Sukhumvit 31 is home to a lot of Japanese expats, so don’t be surprised to find Japanese translations in the menu. 

Late night som tam at Baan E-sarn Muangyos

Next time you’re staying up or coming in on a late flight, make a stop at Baan E-sarn Muangyos.

Even if it’s some of the best in the world, don’t settle for microwaved food. Eat fresh som tam instead.

Baan E-sarn Muangyos
Address: Soi 31 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening hours:
5pm-4am, Daily
+66 8 9012 5750 | Baan E-sarn Muangyos’ Facebook | Google Maps

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Cover image adapted from: @miwachi_m and @preeyaa_nj

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