Lao Papaya Salad - Som Tam

Ingredients 1/2 medium papaya (shredded) 1/2 tbsp shrimp paste 1/2 tsp crab paste 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp sugar 1 lime (juiced) 3-4 salted crab + 2 tsp juices (‘ba khia’ in Vietnamese) 10 Thai chilis 5 garlic cloves 1 tsp MSG 1 large tomato (sliced thinly) 3-4 long string bean (sliced into 1" pieces) Procedure Add your Thai chilis, garlic, and MSG to the mortar and smash until paste-like consistency.

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