Green Papaya Salad or Khmer Bok Lahong

January 15, 2023  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Green Papaya Salad or Khmer Bok Lahong

Green Papaya Salad or Khmer Bok Lahong is almost similar in Thai recipe call Thai Som Tam. It is easy to make and all you need only a few ingredients. You can adjust the flavor to your taste.


1 lb of Shredded green papaya (450 gram)
5 Salty baby crabs from the Asian store break apart
2 tablespoon of lime juice
2 Thai chilies
1 to 2 tablespoon of Tuk prahok or cooked prahok (more or less up to you)
2 tablespoon of dried shrimps
1 liced of tomato or cherries tomatoes
2 long beans cut to 1 inch long
1 tablespoon of fish sauce more or less up to you
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon of palm sugar ( this is optional) put it last if you need it
1 to 2 tablespoon of crust roasted peanut for garnish

Directions to make Green Papaya Salad or Khmer Bok Lahong

  1. In a deep mortar Pestle pound the garlic, chilies, to paste
  2. Now add shredded green papaya, lime juice dried shrimps, and long bean, pound it until it is soft
  3. Then add the rest of the ingredients taste for salty, sour and spicy according to your taste. Garnish with crush peanut.

Serve with fresh cabbage, Saw leaves and lettuce of any kind

Thank you and enjoy it.


Related Recipe: Thai Nam Prik or Cambodian Tuk Kapi

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 925

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏125g 45%
Cholesterol ‏315mg 105%
Total Fat ‏33g 42%
Saturated Fat ‏19g 95%
Dietary Fiber ‏14g 50%
Protein ‏48g 96%
Sodium ‏4182mg 182%
Sugars ‏61g 122%


30 min


30 min




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