Som Tam (Mango and Young Papaya salad)

som tamPlain.

thai saladWith prawns.


1/2 green papaya- shredded
2 green mangoes – shredded
1/2 carrot – shredded
3 long beans – cut into 2 inch in length
2 pcs bunga kantan – sliced thinly
1 tbsp dried shrimps – toasted and pounded coarsely
5 tbsp roasted peanuts – pounded coarsely
1 tbsp ikan billis – fry until crispy
6 cherry tomatoes
6 medium prawns (shelled and blanched till cooked) – optional
coriander leaves – shredded

Sauce Ingredients (blend into a mixture)
2 limes juice
3-4 tbsp fish sauce
2 cloves garlics
2 tbsp palm sugar
4 chilli padi

1) Pound the long beans with a mallet to tenderize.
2) In a deep bowl, add shredded mango, papaya, carrots, long beans, bunga kantan, dried shrimps, roasted peanut, cherry tomatoes, lightly pound the mixtures, pour in the blended mixtures.
3) Using a spoon, pound lightly, make sure the dressing is coating all the ingredients evenly. Dish out to serving plate.
4) Sprinkle crispy ikan billis, peanuts, coriander leaves on top.


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