Who knows...Green Papaya is used in one of the most popular Thai dish

The abundance of fresh ingredients is ever-present in Thai cuisine. A popular Thai dish that showcases fresh vegetables is Som Tum or green papaya salad.

Som Tum is a fantastic raw Thai salad often made of shredded unripe papaya, sliced tomatoes, raw yardlong beans, peanuts, dried mini shrimp, and fresh garlic. Sometimes we find shreds of carrots and green or purple cabbage to add a pop of color. A sweet, salty, tangy sauce made of sugar, lime juice, and fish sauce completes the dish. It can be easily altered by leaving out an ingredient or two (no shrimp for vegetarians), but don’t be afraid to try it in its original form. This dish can be served quite spicy. Vendors typically have a bowl of hot chilies to add and the customer can request how many chilies they want. It may take a little coaxing to get the vendors to put in more than one chili for Western customers. We usually get two or three chilies. The word for chili is Prik. If you don’t want any chilies, say, “Mai ao prik.” (I don’t want chilies.). We recommend eating som tum with sticky rice because it cools your mouth and allows you to mop up the sauce.

Come and try Som Tum at Baan Ying, it might be your new Thai dish in your mind!

 

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