Som Tham

Som Tham

Green papaya salad is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. In Thailand, this food was called “som Tham”. It is combines the four main tastes of the local cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty, savory fish sauce, and sweetness added by palm sugar. Traditionally the local variety of green papaya salad in the streets of Bangkok is very hot due to the addition of a fistfull of chopped hot Bird’s eye chili, however with its rising popularity among tourists, it is often served now not as hot.

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