Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Green Papaya Salad (Khmer Bok Lahong or Thai Som Tam)

Green Papaya Salad (Khmer Bok Lahong. or Thai Som Tam)

This is Thai and Khmer favorite salad, adjust the flavor to your taste

1 lb Shredded green papaya
 5 Salty baby crabs from the Asian store break apart
2 T of lime juice
2  Thai chilies
1 to 2 T Tuk prahok or cooked prahok (more or less up to you)
2 T dried shrimps
1 liced tomato or cherries tomatoes
2 long beans cut to 1 inch long
1 T fish sauce more or less up to you
3 garlic cloves
1 T of palm sugar ( this is optional) put it last if you need it
1 to 2 T of crust roasted peanut for garnish

In a deep mortar Pestle pound the garlic, chilies, to paste
Now add shredded green papaya, lime juice dried shrimps, and long bean, pound it until it is soft
Then add the rest of the ingredients taste for salty, sour and spicy according to your taste. Garnish with crush peanut.

Serve with fresh cabbage, Saw leaves and lettuce of any kind


1 comment:

  1. This is definitely Khmer food, thai had thef so much things from Cambodia since Angkor empire had been destroyed