Bamboo shoot salad (Thai: ซุบหน่อไม้, RTGSsup nomai, pronounced [súp nɔ̀ː.máːj]; Lao: ຊຸບໜໍ່ໄມ້) is a traditional Lao / Northeastern Thai (Isan) dish.

It is a popular dish, often sold alongside somtam in Thailand, and features sour, salty and hot tastes from lime, fish sauce, dried chilli and toasted rice.[1][2] In addition to bamboo shoots, typical ingredients also include local herbs such as yanang (Tiliacora triandra), lemongrass and phak phaeo (Polygonum odoratum). It is traditionally eaten with warm sticky rice and grilled chicken (kai yang).[3]

In Thailand, considerable confusion exists regarding the name of the dish, as sup, a Lao word describing this kind of spicy salad dish, is a homophone of the loanword for soup. The name of the dish is often misspelled as ซุปหน่อไม้, which would mean "bamboo-shoot soup".[2]


  1. ^ Krit Lualamai (5 August 2017). "ซุบหน่อไม้ ไม่ใช่ Bamboo shoots soup". Art & Culture (Silpa Wattanatham) (in Thai). Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Saengchant Sansupa (23 July 2009). "ซุบหน่อไม้ (๒๓ กรกฎาคม ๒๕๕๒)". Office of the Royal Society website (in Thai). Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ Uraiporn Chittchang; Sawai Hongkham (15 December 2014). "ซุบหน่อไม้ (ตำรับนี้รับประทานได้ประมาณ 4 คน)". โครงการเผยแพร่และอนุรักษ์อาหารไทยผ่านเว็บไซต์สถาบันโภชนาการ. Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University. Retrieved 13 August 2018.