Green papaya salad (Som tum)

Thai green papaya salad, also known as som tum, is the most requested of all my recipes. There are many versions of it, however most of my papaya salads feature fermented fish or crabs, the latter being the Isan version. The simplest version of som tum is “som tum Thai” which is popular in the central region of Thailand and among foreigners.

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Glass Noodles Salad ยำวุ้นเส้น

Spicy salad, or “Yum” in Thai language, is a very popular dish. There are so many varieties of salad and you can add almost anything you like in the dish.

I love salad and this is one of the best. The dish is glass noodles salad(traditional style). The glass noodles are made from mung beans, and you can usually find a dried version.

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Fried king mackerel with green mango (Apple) salad.

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Fried king mackerel with green mango (Apple) salad.

Ingredients
• 1 king mackerel cutlet
• 1/2 green mango shredded (I substitute with Granny Smith apple)
• Chopped chilli
• Sliced shallot
• Juice of 1/2 lime, to taste
• 2-3 tbsp fish sauce
• 1-2 tbsp palm sugar, to taste
• 2 tbsp Roasted peanut

Method
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Larb tuna sashimi (tuna sashimi spicy salad)

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Ingredients

• ~200 g fresh tuna sashimi grade, diced
• 1/2 a lime juice, to taste
• ~2 tbsp fish sauce, to taste
• chilli powder as desired
• 1 tbsp roasted ground rice
• 1/2 cup of chopped coriander , spring onion and red onion mix
• 1/4 cup of garden mint leaves, with a bit extra as a garnish.

Method

1. Add juice of lime to the fish, mix well and leave for a few minutes.

2. Add fish sauce, chilli powder and roasted ground rice together and mix well.

3. Add chopped coriander, spring onion, red onion and mint leaves. Gently mix. Top with extra mint leaves before serving.

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