Korean food photos

Som Thum or in Lao, Thum Mak Houng, green papaya salad.

This is my Lao version call Thum Mak Houng. Here I added slices of small green eggplant and salted paddy crabs. There are also some very stinky additions because I make my version with shrimp paste and a super fermented fish sauce called pa-daek in Lao or pla-raa in Thai. I like mine to be HOT! and sour and a little sweet. I tend to make it too spicy sometimes but it is so delicious. My favorite!

The recipe is here.

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