Green Papaya Crab Salad

Som Yum

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as part of multi-course meal or for lunch
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Everyday Thai Cooking: Quick and Easy Family Style Recipes

By Katie Chin

Published 2013

  • About

I’m madly in love with this salad, which is usually made with salted crab, but I use lump crabmeat in this recipe, which is a bit more user friendly. I tried this salad for the first time near Phang Nga Bay where they filmed the James Bond classic, The Man with the Golden Gun, and I discovered the amazing texture and flavor of unripe papaya. It’s bold, pungent, spicy and a bit wild. Thais use a special tool to slice the papaya, which