Even if you’ve never been to Thailand, I’m sure you’ve heard of som tam – the most famous Thai salad. It seems to me I’ve been eating it since I was born. You could say I grew up with the taste of shredded green (unripe) papaya. This is a family recipe and making it is second nature to me. It was our equivalent of an English Sunday roast, except we ate it every day. My family even matched my age to the number of chillies they used (five chillies when I was five years old and so on). This trained me to enjoy the wonderful stinging heat of chillies.
Make it yourself or visit one of our restaurants for a tasty salad prepared by our expert chefs.