In Isan (and the rest of Thailand), green papaya salad is called som tum, with “som” meaning “sour” and “tum” referring to the pounding sound of the large pestle used to crush ingredients It is eaten by itself as a snack, or with marinated grilled beef
Been wanting to make some meal prep with green papayas/green papaya salad or even cubed and cooked since it kinda taste like a potato without the carbs of one! Thinking grilled shrimp with papaya salad.
Vietnamese Beef Salad with Papaya - 1 lb beef (tenderloin, tri tip or flank steak); Cups shredded Green Papaya ( or rice noodles); 1 Cup combo of fresh mint, cilantro and basil; 2 T roasted crushed peanuts; 1 T fried shallots. Dressing: 2 T fresh lime