Friday, February 17, 2017

Som Tum

Som Tum (green papaya salad) is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. It's a top 10 food in Thailand, the dish combines the five main tastes of the local cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty, savory fish sauce, and sweetness added by palm sugar.

In Thailand, it is customary that a customer ask the chef to make the dish suited to his or her tastes.

Som Tum is claimed as an innovation of the Lao people, which was introduced to central Thailand by the Lao migrants moving to Bangkok to seek work.