Friday, March 18, 2016

Papaya Salad


Papaya salad is the most traditional and original salad in Thailand. Papaya salad is eaten by people from all ages, from little infants to elderly. A traditional papaya is spicy, sour, salty, and has a little bit of sweetness. As a matter of fact, there are various types of papaya salad, for instance, there Thai papaya salad, Vietnamese papaya salad, Laos papaya salad, and much more. However, my favorite kind of papaya salad can not be any other except Thai papaya salad. The reason that that I prefer Thai papaya salad over any other salad is because mainly of the herby vegetables and rich spices. If any of my viewers are interested in trying this heavenly mouthwatering and wholesome salad, you can stop by Sea Siam Restaurant. Thank you for your support, have a great Spring Break.

    • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro root (4 roots), rinsed, scraped, and rinsed again
    • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
    • 1 fresh Thai bird chili, or more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced shallot
    • 2 tablespoons palm or brown sugar, or more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, or more to taste
    • Juice of 3 limes, or more to taste
    • 4 Chinese long beans, trimmed
    • 1 cup loosely packed fresh Thai basil leaves
    • 1 cup loosely packed fresh Vietnamese mint (rau ram) leaves
    • 2 cups julienned peeled green (unripe) papaya
    • 2 cups julienned peeled cucumber
    • 1 cup julienned peeled green (unripe) mango
    • 2 cups julienned peeled ripe mango
    • 3/4 cup 1/2-inch-thick pineapple batons (size of a lady's pinkie)
    • 3/4 cup julienned fresh long red chilies, such as Anaheim or Hungarian Wax
    • 3/4 cup lightly crushed salted roasted peanuts.


  1. This looks so appetizing, I am going to make my Abuela try this! She loves new things.

  2. I love som tam. The recipe is just the right original one!