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Som Tam (Som Tum) Thai Spicy Papaya Salad

Som Tam (Som Tum) spicy papaya salad.Here is our Som Tam (Som Tum) recipe. My mother and aunts would make this when I was young, and then later we just bought it at the food stall since there are so many good ones in my hometown of Sisaket in Isaan! In Isaan we make our Som Tam VERY spicy. Ped-ped, we call it. My husband calls it “Som Tam Ped Silop-silai” because it’s so spicy that you might fall down into a coma. It does get spicy in Sisaket… Feel free to cut down the number of chili peppers you use!

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5 thoughts on “Som Tam (Som Tum) Thai Spicy Papaya Salad

  • May 4, 2008 at 11:41 am

    i’m filipino. tasted som tam with chicken satay in bkk during the songkran. although it was only sold in a foodstall in siam paragon mall, i got hooked. loved it and miss it. although, it was really spicy!
    i will try making it here in manila. thanks for the recipe.
    there was also this banana fritters sold in the same foodcourt that my hubby loves. i wonder how they cooked it. it was crispy and so yummy. there were kamote (sweet potato) and taro varieties, too.

  • May 4, 2008 at 11:45 am

    hahaha…found your blog bout the fried bananas afterwards.
    thanks again!

  • May 16, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Hello,my name is thidarat Srigunta, I am a student in
    Hospital Administration
    at Mahidol University,I like SOM TOM,I eat SOM TOM in my work office about every dayand I can make SOM TOM very spicy.My town eat SOM TOM with glutinous rice,it very delicious.Thailand has SOM TOM every where,it buy very easy and low price.

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