Thursday, November 28, 2013

AFF Thailand - Thai Green Mango Salad (Som Tum Mamuang)

All the Thai dishes I tried were all my favourites, including this one
Sour, spicy with a hint of saltiness as well as sweetness. All in one. Yummy and so refreshing. Addictive, too!

Recipe is from HERE

What you need:

2 medium sized green mangoes (original recipe: 400g)
5 shallots, thinly sliced (original recipe used 2)
2 red bird's eye chillis, cut
15g dried shrimps (original recipe: 20g)
20g peanuts, toasted (original recipe: 40g)
2 tbsp fish sauce (original recipe: 4 tbsp)
4 tbsp lime juice
4 tbsp palm sugar
a handful of coriander (I omitted)
1 tsp light brown sugar (my addition)

  1. Peel and grate mangoes, soak in ice cold water to make it crispy
  2. Fry dried shrimp without oil til crispy, pulse in a chopper til coarse (I pulsed 3 times)
  3. Slightly crush chillies, shallots, dried shrimp and peanuts in a mortar
  4. Add in fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar and brown sugar, mix well
  5. Mix in grated mangoes, toss
  6. If desired, garnish with more crushed peanut and coriander (I didn't)



  1. Mouth watering by looking at it! :D Great as appetizer!

  2. this just wets my appetite! i love the zesty and spicy taste of this.... lovely appetiser!

  3. i know how good this is! love som tam!



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