Raw Vegetable Yam

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Appears in
Thai Food and Cooking

By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson

Published 2011

  • About

In this context, the word “yam” does not refer to the starchy vegetable that resembles sweet potato, but rather to a unique style of Thai cooking. Yam dishes are salads made with raw or lightly cooked vegetables, dressed with a special spicy sauce.


  • 50 g/2 oz watercress or baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ cucumber, finely diced


  1. Place the watercress or spinach, cucumber, celery, carrots, red pepper and tomatoes in a bowl. Add the chopped mint and toss together.

  2. Soak the noodles in boiling water for 3 minutes, or according to the packet instructions, then drain well