My new friend, Wardha Wangpakdee who is origin of Bangkok invited me to taste several snacks and food sold at Bangkapi street near by Rama Road 9, an area where most Thai muslim reside.
Thai muslim are able to speak and write in Malay due to their close geography and history with Malaysia, and giving the easy way to communicate with Indonesian who by accident visit to Thailand shall not get the problem to understand orally.
I talked to Wardha who also has place in Cape Town, South Africa that Indonesian loves very much of fruit salad, especially in the hottest weather.
Wardha directly took my hand to a local restaurant, big enough. This seafood restaurant alsi serves Thai fruit salad which is similar to the Indonesian Rujak.
Fruit Salad in Thailand is called Som Tam, it contains various of ingredients. Garlic and small green chili were pounded roughly, then poured with frozen sugar, liquid fish flavor, fresh lemon juice and mixed. Put fresh tomato, green long beans, shredded papaya, peanuts, salt and then mix together.
At last, put salty egg and dried shrimp. Som Tam is ready to serve.
Wardha ordered 2 plates of Som Tam prepared by a young man in feminin gesture. I tasted my fruit salad, it has spicy and sour tasty and very tasty, giving you a fresh and good appetite under the heat stung that day in Bangkok, that reached 38 celcius.
Som Tam can be served as the starter before you go further with fresh Tom Yam soup, boiled shrimp in medium size and stirred Javanese spinach in fish flavor sauce….yummy.