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Som Tam

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 as a side 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Thai


Som tam is a Thai dish made out of young papaya, long beans, tomatoes, roasted nuts and dried shrimps in a sweet sour and salty dressing made out of chillies lime and fish sauce.



  • 1 medium sized green papaya, julienned
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp
  • 8 long red chillies, sliced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar or any sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts, ground
  • 3 strands long beans, sliced
  • oil


  1. Add 2 tbsp of oil in a small pan then fry dried shrimps until very fragrant. Separate shirmps with oil, set both aside.
  2. Mix together garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar and oil from fried shrims in a bowl.
  3. Add papaya, tomatoes, chillies, dried shrimp, long beans and peanuts. Mix well then serve.