Feeding hungry people both in the afternoon and after work, Yum Naem Convent is loaded with spices and ingredients – enough to make you cry for water in fact. Located on Soi Convent, opposite Saint Joseph Convent School, between 12pm and 4pm,and by BTS Chong Nonsi from 5:30pm to 8pm, this small, simple food cart is easy to spot – just look for the queue so long it stretches to other food stands.
Yum, or boldly-flavoured Thai salads, are its specialty, four different types of them to be precise.Yumnaem sot (B35) might taste a little weird to foreign tongue at first, as its main component is naem, slightly sour and tangy fermented north or northeastern-style pork sausage that has been shredded and mixed together with fresh veggies, toasted sticky rice, nuts and spices. Be warned: it’s spicy and tart.
Less likely to split opinion down the middle, yum mamuang, or mango salad (B35), is a crowd-pleaser. The combination of raw, unripe mango and lime give sit a distinctive sour taste. Meanwhile, yum samkrob (B50) has three ingredients, all crunchy: pork crackling, cashew nut and dried shrimp. Last but not least, the best seller (and usually the first dish to sell out) is yumpladuk fu (B35), or crispy deep-fried catfish.
While these are the dishes, the biggest lure of this most common of common looking food carts, though, is the yum sauce that goes into them: a mixture of fish sauce, salt, lime and chili. Of course, as is common atstreet food stalls, everything is fully customisablewithdifferent levels of saltiness, sourness, sweetness and spiciness. We recommend going for mid-level spiciness,because otherwise the taste might blow your socks off. ยำแหนมคอนแวนต์ ซ.คอนแวนต์
Yum Naem Convent
Soi Convent (Mon-Fri 12pm – 4pm) | BTS Chongnonsi in front of Mcdonalds (5:30pm – 8pm)