Tum Buk Houng (Spicy Papaya Salad)

Today, I made a more tradition Lao dish, Tum Buk Houng or spicy papaya salad, somehow it just doesn’t look as good as Darly’s som tum, may be better luck next time, but it does taste good.

The Ingredients: 2 peppers, 1 garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2-table spoons of mixed fish sauce and shrimp paste, 1 sliced lime, sliced cherry tomatoes, and shredded green papaya.

Som Tum Ingredients

Mix well

Tum Buk Houng

Updated 6/5/2008: The dish below uses the same ingredients as above, except that the papaya is a bit ripe, and I added peanuts. If you have dried shrimps, it also tastes good Tum with Tum Buk Houng.

Tum Buk Houng with Peanuts

5 thoughts on “Tum Buk Houng (Spicy Papaya Salad)”

  1. Yumm, now i am very hungry for Papaya Salad!!! I think I am going to pay a visit to my aunt’s house for some yummy Papaya salad!! I tried learning how to make it, but it just never turn out as good as othe people making it.

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  3. Lyn, Since my last flu shot, I became allergic to a lot of food, including Padek, and if I put it in Tum Buk Houng, I’d suffer with itches for hours; like a typical Lao person, I have Padek in my pantry, it’s one of the things that my mom left for me. 🙂

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