Thai Fusion Cooking: Som Tum Thai

Thai Fusion Cooking: Som Tum Thai

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A popular and well-known Thai street food and a must Thai salad to try. Som Tum is often translated into English as ‘papaya salad’, as the original dish has green papaya as the base ingredient. There are so many different type of Som Tum but this Som Tum Thai is the one you will find in most restaurants and it’s so light, tasty, spicy and healthy.

Som Tom Thai


  • ¼ Raw papaya or 1/2 swede or khorabi
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • A handful of green beans, cut half
  • A handful of baby tomatoes, halved
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1-2 tbsp fishsauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 1-2 Thai birds eye chili
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanut (optional)

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