Som Dtam Green Papaya Salad

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • serves

This salad is a dish typically found on the streets of Thailand. It’s a dish that’s very simple to make, but full of complex flavours.

Courtesy of Chef Angus An of Maenam.

6 Ratings
Directions for: Som Dtam Green Papaya Salad


2 - 3 bird's eye chilies

1 - 2 clove garlic

pinch salt

2 Tbsp dried shrimp

1 Tbsp roasted peanuts

4 cherry tomatoes

2 Tbsp carrot, shredded

10 - 12 piece long bean, cut into 1-inch lengths

1 cup green papaya

2 Tbsp palm sugar, pounded

1 Tbsp tamarind water

1 Tbsp lime juice

1 Tbsp fish sauce, or to taste


1. Pound chillies, salt and garlic using a mortar and pestle. Add peanuts and dried shrimp. Pound to a coarse paste. Add cherry tomatoes, carrot, long beans and green papaya – bruise gently. Season with the palm sugar, lime juice and fish sauce. The taste should be a mixture of sour, salty, sweet and hot.

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