1 cup of shredded green papaya ( Peel the papaya and rinse under running water. Remove the seeds and shred the flesh with a grater)
1-2 Thai hot chilli
2-3 peeled cloves of garlic
1 tbsp. of lemon juice
2 tsp. of sugar
1/3 cup of chopped long beans ( chop about 3 cm long )
1 tomato, cut into 6 pieces
2 tbsp. of peanuts
1 tbsp. of fish sauce or soya sauce
1/4 tsp. of salt
NB : Green papaya can be replaced by cucumber, cabbage, carrot or ‘ Granny Smith’ apple.
Put garlic, long beans and chillies in the mortar and mash with a pestle until crushed into pieces. Then add lemon juice, sugar, fish sauce, tomato and salt and mix together. Finally add shredded papaya and mix together well with the pestle and a spoon. Serve cold with fresh cabbage, lettuce or morning glory. Eat with sticky rice.
NB : The taste should be spicy, sweet, sour and a little bit salty.