Som Tum (Young Papaya Salad) Recipe

Som tum is a young papaya salad from Thailand. It tastes sour, sweet, savory, and spicy. The freshness of the spices with a sour taste, fish sauce, and peanuts makes the taste even more special.

Here is a som tum recipe that can be practiced at home.


  • 100 grams of raw papaya, thinly sliced
  • 50 grams of carrots, thinly sliced
  • 25 grams of ebi, puree
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 pieces of cayenne pepper or according to taste
  • 1 large ripe lime
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 long bean
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce


  • roasted peanuts

How to Make Som Tum:

  1. Prepare a pestle and all ingredients. Grind the cayenne pepper and garlic together. Add sugar, long beans, and tomatoes. Stir gently until smooth.
  2. Squeeze the lemon and mix the water well with the fish sauce.
  3. Add sliced ​​papaya, carrots, ebi, and peanuts to the lemon juice and fish sauce mixture. Mix well.
  4. Wait until the spices seep into the papaya and carrots. After that, serve.

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