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“Terrible Thai food”
Review of Som Tum

Som Tum
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

First of all I have no idea how this place has a 4.5 star ratings!! We have eaten a lot of Thai food in the past but this is by far the worst! We ordered a beef salad and got some sort of stir fry mince pork that smelled and tasted funny, ordered pork pad Thai and got this pale greasy looking noodles with gammon, ordered tempura tofu and got a red ammonia smelling tempura. Most of our food went into the bin and we’re now worrying wether we would caught some sort of sickness bug tomorrow. STAY AWAY!!! Don’t waste your money!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cindy_tan80
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

After seeing the previous reviews, we made a bee line to Som Tum. The owner is great, smiling, friendly and helpful. We placed quite a large order, but were unprepared for how large it came, in a plastic food crate and THREE carrier bags. Far too much for the four of us. We each ordered a starter, curry and noodle dish. Don’t compare it to your usual take away, the servings are much more generous. The lovely owner also gifted us a serving of vegetable tempura with dip - delicious, and two large bottles of drink. Amazing value.

Why a four star review though? The Thai food was quite different to what we expected. The soup was so sharp and sour I could not finish it, and some of the dishes did not contain all the ingredients listed in the menu (a supply problem maybe?). Please don’t let this minor gripe put you off. Som Tum is great value, and the business deserves all the custom it can get.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank frankpQ6819BP
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

With a selection of fresh ingredients, the thai lady that operates from this stall creates delicious authentic thai meals.
The nearest place that is comparable is in Swansea Market.
It is for takeaway only, so keep a look out for signs around Ystradgynlais on A4067 where she parks up.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank steve B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have to say when approaching this trailer take away, I wasn't desperately optimistic! However, the food was absolutely delicious. Spicy, authentic Thai flavour. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The menu is extensive. We have eaten from here twice so far and we will be going back regularly. A lovely surprise.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank amblebrec0n
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I approached Som Tum van after recommendations but was feeling cautious due to being coeliac; I now go there every time I am in the area. The food is tasty, filling, a great price and even her chips are perfect! Vegan friends also had a tasty, filling meal that they could trust.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank MarnieCapelCartref
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