We are pleased to present this dish so you will recognize it and hopefully try it in the future. Sôm tam or Spicy Papaya Salad is a classic Traditional Thai food, commonly associated with the NE (Isaan) area but served all over Thailand including sidewalk shops.
Sômtam is typically prepared three different ways.
> It can be “Sômtam Thai” which has peanuts mixed in, “Sôm tam Bpu:” which has small pickled crabs pounded in, or
> “Sômtam Lao sài pla: rá:” which includes the juice of pickled mud-fish.
Sômtam is eaten as a snack as a salad any which way you eat it is often very very hot so watch out!!!
Papaya salad sômtam ส้มตำ
Papaya má-lá-gor: มะละกอ
Spicy pèd /rót –jàd เผ็ด /รสจัด
Isaan (north east in thailand) i:-săn อีสาน
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