Som Tam

Som Tam

Discover Traditional Thai Food – Make & Eat Your Own Som Tam!

Som Tam is one of the most well-known traditional Thai dishes. It is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. It originated from the Isan area in the northeast of Thailand. The dish is flavorful and has a several different variations –

  • Som tam Thai is the most famous version, made with peanuts and dried brine shrimp
  • Som tam pu is made with brined rice paddy crabs
  • Tam som o nam pu is a pounded pomelo salad with crab extract (a specialty of northern Thailand)
  • And many more!

To make som tam, the ingredients are mixed and pounded in a mortar. The dish combines the five main tastes of the local cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty, savory fish sauce, and sweetness added by palm sugar. Som tam is very popular in Thailand, and is often eaten in a group along with other Isan dishes like gai yang (Thai grilled chicken), laarb (a cold meat salad), and kor moo yang (Thai grilled pork). You often see groups of office workers out to lunch together enjoying som tam.

Experience the deliciousness of authentic Thai papaya salad!

This is the perfect way to get to experience traditional Thai food while you spend an enjoyable afternoon with your group. You will have the chance to visit an authentic som tam restaurant and enjoy all of the delicious variations of the papaya salad that they have to offer! Furthermore, you’ll have the chance to try your hand at making this famous Thai dish yourself. All of the ingredients are purchased fresh from the market, and our professional instructor will guide you through the process of making som tam step by step. You will be able to customize the dish to suit your taste. This is the perfect activity for groups of all ages and sizes. Whether you’re with friends, family or colleagues, this is a great chance to spend good times together while you prepare and then enjoy some delicious traditional Thai food.