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Papaya Salad (Som Tam)

Som tam





1 teaspoon sugar

¼ teaspoon MSG

1 garlic cloves

4 to 5 chili pepper

1 to 2 tablespoon fish sauce

1/2 teaspoon shrimp paste

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 to 2 cup green papaya (finely shredded)

½ cup cherry tomatoes (sliced in 3rd)


In a large mortar, add sugar, MSG, garlic, pepper and shrimp paste, then pound with a pestle into tiny bits, add papaya, lemon juice, fish sauce and tomatoes.  Mash gently until all ingredients are well mixed. 

This dish goes great with fried chicken.