Thai Papaya salad or Som Tom is a staple dish from Thailand. The crunchy from papaya adds the fun part in to the dish with a tangy, salty and sweet make these salads one of a kind.
Traditionally, you have to use clay mortar with a wooden pestle, so you can pound and mix all the ingredients together. The flavors bring it out more when you smash or pound it. I would like to represent the Thai flavor so you can enjoy the tasty salad that has been famous everywhere in the world. If you don't have Thai Mortar, Look at Natty style : Thai Radish Salad Recipe to see how to make papaya salad without Mortar.
And yet I substitute palm sugar with brown sugar simple syrup to make it easy for people who are far a way from Asian store or you don't have one near you.
3 cloves garlic
1 Thai chili or you can substitute with 1 teaspoon dry chili flake
2 tablespoons brown sugar simple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh squeeze lime
1 tablespoon fish sauce
3 tablespoons roasted peanut
4 cups grated papaya
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in a half
1/4 cup green bean, cut into 1 inch lengths
Clay Mortar with a wooden pestle
In the Clay Mortar ,pound garlic and Thai chili to paste . In about 30 seconds.
Add garlic, Thai chili, brown sugar simple syrup,fresh squeeze lime and fish sauce. Pounding in about 30 second or until all ingredients mix well.
Add grated papaya, cherry tomatoes,roasted peanut and green bean pound all ingredients together.
Serve with sticky rice
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