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Calling all expert Somtam eaters

Calling all expert Somtam eaters

Is spice your life? Do you heap dried chili on your noodles, habanero on your tacos, and phrik ki nu on anything and everything? If you scoff at any dish with under five chilis, then come show off your spice-eating skills at the Somtam Chili Challenge!

The Somtam Chili Challenge takes place on stage at Yum Fest on March 10 at 5:30pm. Here’s how it will work: At the beginning of each round a tantalizing plate of somtam will be placed in front of each contestant. With each round the spice level will increase, and contestants will have to eat the entire serving to reach the next round. (Water will be provided, but who needs that?!) Anyone who can’t finish their plate is out of the competition. The last somtam eater standing wins!

These brave people took the challenge, now will you?

How To Sign Up

To reserve your place in the Somtam Chili Challenge please send an email to [email protected] with your name and phone number. We’ll choose up to 15 people to sweat, cry, and ultimately triumph, over spicy somtam.

Please check in with us at Yum Fest at 5pm on March 10 (30 minutes before the Chili Challenge starts) to make sure your seat is reserved. Spots for people joining the contest without prior registration will be on a first come first serve basis, so if you really want to show off your spice eating skills then you better sign up now.


Grand Prize is a luxurious “Tapas Tour of Madrid” for two people at Uno Mas Spanish Restaurant @ Centara Grand at CentralWorld.

If you haven’t been to Uno Mas, here’s your chance. The bright, sunlit restaurant, 54 floors above the city, brings the warmth of Madrid to Bangkok. Each bite is a journey through the culture and cuisine of the Iberian Peninsula. Indulge in Spanish tapas, paella, Iberico ham, fresh seafood and so much more. Hungry yet? (And think, all you need to do is eat a bit of somtam!)

Photo: Uno Mas Bangkok Facebook

More awesome prizes (and the love and respect of your fellow spice-addicts) await for the last few left standing!

Yum Fest is a celebration of all things delicious from every corner of Bangkok, plus cocktails, beer, live music, and cool people, all on the banks of the mighty Chao Phraya. Check out a few of the tasty treats in store, and stay updated on the Facebook event page.

Chili Challenge at YUM FEST BANGKOK Presented by Coconuts
Saturday, March 10, 5:30pm (contestants check-in at 5pm)

YUM FEST BANGKOK Presented by Coconuts
The Jam Factory (Klong San)
41/1-5 Charoen Nakhon Rd.
March 10-11, 3-11pm
Free entrance
BTS Krung Thonburi

Source: Coconuts

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