Som Tam Thai recipe: A classic salad originally from Isaan, Thailand
Whenever I think of Thailand I think of Som Tam salad, but do you know what Cambodia has to offer?
Whenever I think of Thailand I think of this dish. Here I am again with a green papaya staring at me from the fridge begging to be made into Som Tam Thai. It got me thinking – are there similar salads in the neighbouring countries that I should be making just to ring the changes.
It turns out that Cambodia has an absolute wealth of salads with many similarities, but generally they are not as fiery or sweet.
In the research process, I found this amazing website which I was drawn to like a moth to a flame! I highly recommend you sneak a peek at the amazing array of Cambodian salad recipes.
Interestingly the very talented couple who write this website are in the process of writing a substantial cookbook about the food of Cambodia which looks like it is going to be a major authority on the subject. They are having a tough time working on it because of the effects of C19, so if you want to find out more about the project and watch their journey you will find their details on Patreon. I think it is so important to support our artists during this difficult time.