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Papaya salad is a dish that is typically made from unripe papaya, chili peppers, fish sauce, and lime juice. It is a popular dish in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The dish is believed to have originated in Laos, where it is known as tam mak hoong. It is made with green papaya, chili peppers, fish sauce, garlic, and lime juice. The salad is often served with grilled chicken or beef.
Cambodian papaya salad is known as bok l'hong. It is made with green papaya, chili peppers, fish sauce, garlic, and lime juice. The salad is often served with grilled chicken or beef.
When it comes to making papaya salad, the key is to ensure you have the freshest ingredients. Start by selecting a ripe papaya that is slightly soft to the touch and has a pleasant aroma. Slice the papaya in half and remove the seeds before dicing into small cubes. For a classic papaya salad, combine the papaya cubes with tomatoes, onions, garlic, fish sauce, lime juice, and chilies. For a little sweetness, add some sugar and adjust the flavors to your preference. For an extra crunchy texture, add some roasted peanuts or shredded coconut. Finally, garnish with chopped herbs and serve.
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|banana blossom petal|
|chinese 5-spice powder|
|bird' eye chile|