Som tam



  • Clay mortar


  • 1 Cup Green papaya, shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Carrot, shredded
  • 1 Green long bean, cut in 1″ lengths
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1-2 Birds eye chilis
  • 2 Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts, roasted (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Dried shrimp
  • Tomato cut into a flower and lettuce for decorations (optional)


  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 Lime juice (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind paste


  • Shred papaya and carrot.
  • In a clay mortar, smash the garlic and chilis. Add roasted peanuts, dried shrimp, long beans and smash.
  • Add palm sugar, fish sauce, tamarind paste, and tomato and pound briefly.
  • Add lime juice to taste and add shredded papaya and carrots. Mix well.
  • Serve on plate with lettuce and tomato rose (optional) for decoration.

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Recipes presented here will vary some from your class.  Every instructor teaches differently, and cooking is an art, not a science.  No two chefs will cook the same dish identically.  This is why the same dish eaten in multiple restaurants will all taste a bit different.  There is no such thing as “one” perfect recipe.  These recipes have been reviewed by us and prepared by one of our instructors.

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