som tam green papaya salad

What is Som Tam?

Som tam (ส้มตำ) is a spicy salad in which the main ingredients are shredded unripe green papaya, tomatoes, dried shrimps, Thai chilies, lime juice, palm sugar, and roasted peanuts. The dish originates from the Lao people who settled in the northeastern part of the Thailand (Isaan) on the border of Laos. Green papaya salad is now one of the most popular dishes in Thailand which you can find throughout Thailand, and on pretty much every street corner in Bangkok.

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