Lao-Style Papaya Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Pikake21

From Phuket Thai Restaurant, in Hawai'i.

Top Review by Zenserotonin

I haven't tried this recipe yet because my thai cooking teacher is quite adamant that shrimp paste must never be added to a dish without being fried in a hot pan for at least a full minute. Can you make this dish without the shrimp paste?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a mortar and pestle, pound garlic and chiles until broken into small pieces.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Use a spoon to scrape the sides of the mortar and turn the ingredients.
  4. Pound the papaya until it is limp and soft.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasonings to a balance of sour, hot, salt and sweet.
  6. Garnish with fresh ongchoi, in 4-inch pieces.

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