Papaya Salad – Som Tam Thai – ส้มตำไทย

This is one of the most popular dishes in Thailand because you can get this papaya salad anywhere in Thailand, North, West, East or South. Originally from Isaan or Northeast this dish has become favourite Thai dish for people around the globe and here is the easiest way to make it. There are many other versions of Somtam that I will post later. Hope you like this one.

Ingredients Serves 2 Notes
Green Papaya 1 handful Shredded
Long green beans 0.5 cup Cut in 1 inch pieces
Thai Tomato 3 pieces here You can use any tomato you have/like. Cut in pieces.
Garlic 3 cloves
Chili 7 pieces or as you prefer
Lime 1 piece
Small green eggplant 3 pieces
Palm Sugar app. 1 tablespoon
Fish Sauce 1.5 tablespoon
Dried Shrimp 1.5 tablespoon or as you prefer
Roasted peanuts as required to garnish

How to make:

  1. Beat the Chili and Garlic together and then add palm sugar and fish sauce, use the pestle to press the sugar to dissolve.
  2. Squeeze the lime into the mixture
  3. Add the dried Shrimp, cut green bean, pieces of tomato and pieces of eggplant and mix well.
  4. Add the shredded green papaya and mix well.
  5. For the better taste, on serving top the salad with freshly roasted peanut!

Tip: To get the best Papaya Salad, the shredded green papaya and all the fresh ingredients should be kept in the fridge for a while, so that they are really crispy fresh. Assorted vegetable is what we eat papaya salad with to lessen the feeling of tongue burning. Of course, Papaya salad is best, when had with Grilled Chicken and Sticky Rice.


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