Thai papaya salad is spicy, piquant, refreshing and crunchy. I watched my mom make this today and snapped some pics and took notes!
Thai papaya salad
1/4 of a Thai green papaya, unripe- peeled and shredded.
1-2 red Thai chills or you can use jalapeño
1 tiny clove garlic
2 small tomatoes
1 tsp salt
1/4 of a lime sliced with peel on
1/2 tsp sugar
1 TB mushroom soy sauce
1. Crush chilies and garlic in a mortar with a pestle. Pound them until they are broken down.
2. Add papaya and tomatoes. Then salt, lime, sugar and mushroom soy sauce.
3. Start pounding all ingredients with a pestle to incorporate and use a spoon to help move ingredients around. Add 2 TB water and mix some more.