Hot Sak's Som Tam Thai

[Spicy Salad]


Raw Papaya (Cucumber or carrot)
Hot Chili
Palm Sugar
Dry Shrimp
Lemon Juice
Tamarind Juice
Fish Sauce


Squeeze the tamarinds in half a cup of warm water to make a flavoured juice.

Thinly slice the papaya and a small amount of carrot.

Six or seven chilies are normal for Thai people who like spicy food. This number can be varied as required

Using a mortar and pestle pound the palm sugar, tomatoes and lemon juice, peanuts and fish sauce. Crush the garlic with the pestle and papaya, carrot, clove of garlic and chilies.