My chum Chom cooked this dish on the banks of the river in Mae Hong Son. This is typical street-style food, extremely popular in Bangkok where people buy it from street stalls. It is literally fresh papaya crushed in a pestle and mortar, with the other ingredients thrown in – a hot, spicy salad.
Crush the garlic, chillies and dried shrimps with a pestle and mortar or a blender. Next, pop in the papaya and blend well. If you are making it in a blender, whizz only briefly so it is a slightly mashed consistency. Add the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, peanuts, tomatoes and beans and mix well.
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