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Som Tam Part 1

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Learn how to cook Thai food the real way with a real Thai. I was born and raised in Thailand, and I lived there for 20 years. I have always been obsessed with food and can't think of a life without it, so I went and got a nutrition degree in Canada, cooked in a few professional kitchens, and then off to culinary school in San Francisco. I am passionate about my culture, particularly its food, and I want to share it with the world. That's why I'm here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do making it. Kob kun ka (thank you)
  Papaya 2 Cup (32 tbs), shredded and soaked in cold water
  String beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut in 1.5" pieces
  Grape tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut lengthwise into half
  Roasted peanuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), crushed to split
For dressing
  Garlic clove 3 Small
  Thai chilies 4 Medium
  Dried shrimps 3 Tablespoon, soaked in water for 3-4 minutes
  Palm sugar 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Lime juice 3 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Som tam, or green papaya salad is a local favorite and is one great way to enjoy the benefits a succulent taste of papayas. Tossed with spicy chilies, salty fish sauce, tart tamarind and pungent shrimp paste and umami, this colorful, mouth-watering salad is great with a meal or healthy as a snack. Just follow the video, grab your mortar and pestle, and get making this delectable salad at home.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 351 Calories from Fat 163

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.9%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.83 mg0.28%

Sodium 844.1 mg35.2%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 9.1 g36.3%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 10 g19.4%

Vitamin A 18.2% Vitamin C 82%

Calcium 5.6% Iron 9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Som Tam Part 1 Recipe Video