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You should try the recipe: Thai papaya salad from "Pumpui"
You should try the recipe: Thai papaya salad from "Pumpui"

Do you want to beam yourself on vacation right now? Easy! Make yourself this fresh snack and you will feel like you are at a street food market in Southeast Asia.

Papaya Salata
Papaya Salata

When friends ask me about a restaurant recommendation, I always mention the "Pumpui" in Vienna's third district. Visiting there is like a mini Thai vacation. The chefs at the restaurant share the original recipe for one of their starters with us:

Som Tam Thai - papaya salad with dried shrimp (for 4 people)

You need this:

  • 1 green papaya
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 snake beans
  • 8 cocktail tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small chilli pepper
  • 4 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 10 dried prawns
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • a pinch of palm sugar

that's how it works

Peel the green papaya and carrots and cut into thin strips. Put the cut papaya in a bowl, cover with water and let it steep. Cut the snake beans and tomatoes into small pieces. Crush the chillies together with the garlic in a mortar

or finely chop. Add the snake beans and press lightly. Add the sliced tomatoes as well as peanuts, dried prawns and lime juice.

Mix the fish sauce with a little palm sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Now mix the sauce together with the strained papaya, the carrots and the remaining ingredients. Serve and enjoy.

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