How to cook a Thai Papaya Salad

          Papaya Salad is one of the Northeast Thai delicacies that is popular among Thais and draws visitors to taste it. It offers very delicious food in Thailand that you should not miss if you visit Thailand. Not only Papaya Salad restaurants provide this menu, but also you can easily find it since almost every restaurant offers it . Papaya Salad is simple to make and requires only a few ingredients, which are as follows:

The ingredients to cook Papaya Salad

           Papaya Salad requires only a few ingredients, including papaya, tomato, fresh and dried chili, lemon, garlic, fish sauce, granulated sugar, monosodium glutamate, and others. However, depending on the consumers, Papaya Salad may include fermented fish sauce because some people do not consume fermented fish sauces. Acacia seeds, dried shrimp, and other ingredients can be sprinkled on top of the papaya salad.

          The steps to cook papaya salad

  1. Pound the chilis and garlic in a mortar until it is coarsely ground.
  2. Slice and pound tomatoes  together.
  3. To make papaya salad tasty, add seasonings such as fish sauce, sugar, MSG, lime juice, and crab meat. You can, however, add fermented fish sauce, but you must carefully prepare according to the customer’s instructions. Because, in the worst-case situation, some people dislike or are allergic to fermented fish sauce.
  4. Mix in the chopped papaya.
  5. Pound to thoroughly combine all of the ingredients and taste for additional additions before presenting to the customer.
  6. Serve to customers.

Papaya Salad comes in a variety of flavors, including Papaya Salad with Pickled Fish and Crab, Cucumber Spicy Salad, Thai Bead Spicy Salad, Mixed Fruit Spicy Salad, Seafood Spicy Salad, and others. The ingredients and processes for each variety of Papaya Salad can be changed.

These are the ingredients and steps to cook the Thai papaya salad. However, before eating papaya salad, you must seriously select a clean restaurant since papaya salad is one of the Thai foods that has a high probability of diarrhea because the way of cooking is not through heat which is assisted to kill germs. Furthermore, the cookers are not always sanitary or hygienic.  There is some sad news in Thailand that some foreigners suffer diarrhea as a result of eating Thai Papaya Salad.

For the foreigners who visit Thailand, I highly recommend you to acquire expat health insurance in Thailand, especially from Rabbit Care. If you are sick or have diarrhea after eating Thai Papaya Salad and making you need to go to the hospital to receive the medical treatment, the insurer will cover under the policy since Rabbit Care covers you for the medical expenditures both OPD, and IPD. The room and board expenses are also covered. If you don’t know which insurance company is best suitable for you, Rabbit Care provides  six insurance company partners which allows you to compare the premium and coverage to select the best one. If you are interested, find more information via Rabbit Care website!


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