To make this Papaya Salad, you’ll need green papaya.
If you don’t have access to green papaya, you can substitute green mango or cucumber instead.
This is a classic dish that many Thai people enjoy daily. It’s easy to find on street corners around Thailand.
- Using a mortar and pestle, smash and mix the chilies, long beans and garlic together until blended.
- Add the tomato, palm sugar, fish sauce or salt, a squeeze of lime juice, shredded papaya, carrot, tamarind sauce and shrimp paste to the mixture.
- Place the mix on a plate and sprinkle roasted peanuts on top as garnish.