​INSTAKITCHEN BANGKOK EP13: The Singha Som Tum Chili Challenge

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Aren’t we each undergoing our own chili challenge whenever we sit down on those rickety plastic stools and reach for that pad and pencil to place our daily som tum order?

Do we give in, ask for mai pet, and risk the ridicule of co-workers? Never. Bring on the beer, we’re ready for this.

But enough about us.

In honor of Bangkok’s staple lunch dish, and because we thought it would be funny, we asked 6 brave people to take their som tum game to new heights.

Normal som tum has 5 chilis. This one has 60.

Who was left standing? Three out of six contestants and a whole lotta permanently numb taste buds. Watch the pain unfold.


Think you have taste buds of steel? Stay tuned because the hottest challenge in town is going on the road and coming your way! Keep up with all of Singha’s parties, events and activities here.

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