The ripe papaya fruit is sweet and juicy, and is served as dessert on various occasions. Mostly, however, the immature green fruit is used in the popular papaya salad in Thailand, called 'som tam' in Thai. Som tam is eaten in all regions of Thailand, but many regions have their own variety, using different preparations and ingredients. In the southern regions of Thailand som tam is rather sweet. Other ingredients include roasted and crushed peanuts, dried small shrimps and palm sugar. In the north and northeast the som tam is flavoured with fermented fish - pla ra -, small pickled crabs and lots of chili making a dish that's a challenge for most European tastes.

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posted on: 27.09.2012 - last update on: 22.12.2012

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