Papaya Salad is a kind of dish you can find in Vietnam Streets. This version of papaya salad is toward asian taste because it is quite punchy. However this is authentic.

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[Papaya Salad - Gỏi Đu Đủ]


Serves: 2

  • 400g papaya, peeled and cut into thin strips about 8-10cm long
  • 100g pork, cooked and thinly sliced
  • 50g shrimps, peeled and cooked
  • 1 red chilli, cut into jullienne
  • A handful of peanut, bash into small pieces
  • Plenty of mints and basil
  • 1 coffee spoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoons sugar


  • 2 coffee spoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 1 bird's eye chilli, chopped finely

Cooking Method:

  1. Put the papaya into a large bowl with salt and plenty of water. Mix and stand for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Drain the papaya. Mix it with chilli julliens, vinegar and sugar and stand for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Mix the in the pork, shrimps and enough dressing. Finally top up with mint, basil and peanut.

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