Green papaya salad

Green papaya salad

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Real Vietnamese Cooking
Serves
6
Photographer
Michael Fountoulakis

There is a tradition among itinerant street vendors of using a particular identifying sound to attract customers. Legend has it that in the days before cars and motorbikes. Hanoi was such a quiet city that the most famous green papaya vendor in town could lure customers out of their houses with the sound of snipping metal scissors - his unique signal.

Nowadays, these subtle signals have often been replaced with a piece of recorded music blaring from a portable speaker to drown out all the other street noise.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 green papaya
bean sprouts
4 red asian shallots, thinly sliced
vietnamese balm
40g roasted peanuts, chopped
30g dried beef, shredded
2 tablespoons Fried shallots

Dressing

Quantity Ingredient
120g sugar
100ml lime juice
60ml fish sauce
1 long red chilli, seeded and cut into thin strips
2 garlic cloves, chopped

Method

  1. Peel the papaya, then cut the flesh into thin strips 4-6 cm long. Place in a bowl with the bean sprouts, shallot, Vietnamese balm, peanuts and dried beef.
  2. To make the dressing, combine the sugar and lime juice in a small bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the fish sauce, chilli and garlic.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss.
  4. Serve in a large bowl, sprinkled with the fried shallots.
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