Monday, May 25, 2009

Five Things I Will miss from Thailand: #1 Somtam

Somtam, originally uploaded by nrillustration.

A couple of months from now, we plan to leave the fantastic country of Thailand. As the move draws closer, I realize how many things I will miss. Thing one: Somtam.

Somtam is a salad of green papaya, peanuts, tomatoes, garlic and fish sauce. While this may sound bizarre, it is utterly addictive. This photo is somtam from my favorite hole-in-the-wall (no joke) restaurant in Bangkok. I have it on good authority one can buy green papaya at Uwajimaya in Seattle, but since I will not be landing in Seattle, I am sure to be missing this tasty treat.


  1. Wow that looks delicious!!! I live in Flushing Queens, NY. Mostly an Asian neighborhood so I've had some tastly treats but nothing compares to the real deal in that photo.

    I started following your blog about a month ago. I'm an esty seller that you posted on your blog "Earth Sun Earrings". Thanks.

  2. Hi Savi! It makes me so happy to hear you are following my blog.

    Somtam is a truly amazing food. Some of the food here is unbelievably good and there is just no way to make it at home. I'll be in NY when we move back so will be looking out for somtam-I'll let you know if I find it!