2014 Snapshots

Wednesday, April 27

corner view–what’s for lunch

It’s corner view time and this week’s theme is – What’s for Lunch? .  For me it’s

Som Tum – also known as a Papaya Salad, served to me in a plastic bag.

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It has carrots, tomatoes, a young papaya and green beans.  If you like they’ll add dried shrimp.

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All these ingredients, with some lime juice and other sauces are added together and pounded. for me it’s not Som Tum unless it has chili in it. I think that’s it’s signature ingredient, red chilies.  They’ll leave them out if you tell them too, but I love it and always ask for 2!!

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this is what I have maybe 2 or 3 times a weeks.  It’s quick easy, cheap and I love it.  sometimes I’ll have it with some smoked pork and sticky rice but otherwise it’s okay to have it on it’s own.

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It’s taken me almost 3 years to finally feel comfortable to buy food off the street.  I was so scared in the beginning but I’ve learnt to keep my eye out on the food that I choose to buy.

For more CV lunches start with Francesca.

Thanks for hosting CV Francesca.

14 comments:

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

so, uhm, eaten raw? or steamed a little? mhmmmmmm, though!
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kari said...

everything raw! except for the shrimp!

Don said...

This looks good.. and healthy too!

likeschocolate said...

I hear you! I wish I didn't get food poisoning so easy. Everytime I go somewhere I miss out on some really amazing food I am sure because I am too scared of getting sick.

Theresa said...

I had a friend visiting and he saw my green papayas and encouraged me to make this. I did and it was pretty good! But I think yours is better. I haven't perfected the recipe.

Mezzamay said...

Your post is making my mouth water!

la ninja said...

oh, I remember those from my holiday a couple of years back. delicious and, indeed, well spicy :)

good that you feel comfy eating stuff you buy outdoors. in such a place, it'd be a shame not to...

tanïa said...

I think I couldn't resist all this yummy street food for so long!

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Papaya Salad sounds like Paradise salad ;)

flowtops said...

Looks good. I think I understand about hesitating to go ahead and buy street food. I have the same hesitation here, though that is mostly because it is fast food with lots of grease and no vegetables at all. I'd love to live where fresh vegetables are a staple for street food!

Francesca said...

When I traveled throughout south america, it took me several weeks to buy food in the streets from improbable seller, and it was always so, so good! I hope the food will be just as good in your next destination.

jgy said...

Looks good!
Happy Week:))xo

dorte said...

oh, this looks so good... i never dared eating the food off the street except the sticky rice and mango :)

formatie nunta said...

It looks so nice and i am sure it tastes delicious, am i right? I will try to do that for my next lunch, looks like a interesting recipe, thanks for sharing.

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