Sunday, April 7, 2013

Somtam - Thai Papaya Salad

When is the last time I eaten green papaya? Only during my confinement period , fish soup with green papaya hahaha....I actually had this refreshing for lunch today! Spicy, sour, sweet & crunchy salad to help detox as have eaten too much sinful desserts/food for the past weeks >.<

Recipe source : mycookinghut
with slight modifications
  • 500gm green papaya, shredded
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green thai chillies, choppped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 80gm long beans, cut and blanched lightly
  • 40gm roasted peanuts
  • 20gm dried shrimps, softened
  • 1 sprig cilantro, shredded
  • 1 stalk spring onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp palm sugar


  1. Soak the shredded papaya in cold water briefly, drained well.
  2. Place chilli, garlic, long beans, dried shrimps and peanuts in a mortar. Crush lightly.
  3. Combine fish sauce, lime juice & palm sugar. Stir till sugar is well dissolved.
  4. Toss all ingredients in a large mixing bowl evenly. 


Unknown said...

I made this papaya salad too. My recipe sauce don't use palm sugar n coriander. Therefore more on heat n salty. Anywhere still love it!

Esther Lau said...

Peng, I used to cook green papaya soup too. Love this green papaya salad, looks very appetizing!!!!

PH said...

Peng, your somtam is so colourful and looks very appetizing. I must make this too!

Baby Sumo said...

Sounds very appetizing. Popular dish in Thai restaurants!

Anonymous said...

oh wow... I am salivating as I am ready your post already... must be very very appetising! But can eat this for confinement? Isn't green papaya gonna be too "cooling" ?

Peng said...

travelling-foodies...wahahaha green papaya fish soup can actually increase milk supply loz, with added ginger though to counter the 'liang' properties

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