Is Papaya Supposed to Burn When You Eat It?

by Pincus 13 years ago

Went to a generic "Thai" place here for dinner. Didn't want to get a huge meal because I was headed to the gym after so I settled on soup and salad. Soup was a shrimp coconut, salad was a papaya sa...

What does dried shrimp add to som tam (green papaya salad)?

by mattyicecooks 5 years ago

A lot of the recipes I see call for dried shrimp in som tam (green papaya salad). What flavors does this add. I can't really taste this shrimp for the most part. The stay whole, even if I do crisp ...

How should papaya taste?

by joysea 16 years ago

Having never tasted fresh papaya (only in juices), I picked one up at Whole Foods. It tastes mealy and is without flavor. Did I get a bum fruit? How is papaya supposed to taste?

Thai Papaya Pok-Pok

by DoctorChow 6 years ago

If the salad I had here today is any indication of the quality of the whole menu, this is destined to be a winner -- a must-try place. Open since Monday at the prior Sab-E-Lee location in Linda ...

Taiwanese Papaya

by HoundDogz 6 years ago

In the stores I see Taiwanese Papaya. I'm very familiar with Hawaiian Papaya and even the Mexican Papaya but the Taiwanese Papaya? Have you ever had one and how is it in your opinion? Do you like...

Besides thai green papaya salad (som tum), what else can I do with green papayas?

by ursy_ten 8 years ago

We are moving to a new house soon, and there are three papaya trees there absolutely laden with fruit. Trouble is, the offspring and I hate the smell and flavour of them ripe! My partner likes them...

ISO: Green papaya in Toronto

by prestochango 6 years ago

Does anyone know where to find green papaya in Toronto? I tried looking quickly in Chinatown but didn't have any luck -- maybe I'm looking in the wrong places. Also, I don't have a car so it ne...

Do you eat papaya seeds?

by rworange 16 years ago

Googling for something else, I found a mention that papaya seeds were edible. I never knew this. Usually the taste is compared to pepper, mustard or watercress and one place compared it to horse...

Papayas for Thai green papaya salad

Pat Hammond
by Pat Hammond 7 years ago

I love this salad and would like to try my hand at preparing it. Is the papaya that's used a special variety or a regular papaya that's unripe? Thanks!

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