Vegan Som Tom (Green Papaya Salad)

Last year we posted the traditional way of making Som Tom (Green Papaya Salad). But if you are Vegan or Vegetarian you also can enjoy the taste of this mixture of freshness and spiciness. All you need are 10 ingredients.

If you don´t have or if you don´t want to buy a Green Papaya you also can use Carrots or Cucumber instead of Papaya.


  • 1 green papaya (peeled and sliced in thin stripes)
  • 2-4 red chilies (chopped)
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • 2 long beans or 10 green beans (cut in 3 cm pieces)
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs palm sugar
  • 2 tbs tamarind paste
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 tbs roasted peanuts

To peel the Papaya you can use a special tool: Buy @


  • Put chilies and garlic in a mortar and pestle
  • Add the papaya stripes and beans and pestle
  • Add soy sauce, lemon juice and palm sugar and pestle
  • Add tamarind paste, tomatoes and peanuts and pestle again
  • Serve on a plate with Sticky Rice

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Why Food? Why Asia? And why Love? 3 simple questions – 1 simple answer. If you´ve traveled in asia like me. If you try to find some new different and special things. If you keep your eyes and your mind open for a new taste. You will fall in love with the asian cruisine! That´s the reason why I start writing this blog. To share my love with all of you! I´ll try to post 1 or 2 recipes every week! THX to Pecilius in Singapore for the idea! Enjoy reading and exploring the asian cruisine! Peace Martin

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