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2005.09.14

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Michael

When I was in Thailand a few years ago a simple dessert of sour fruit sprinkled with a (well balanced) mixture of salt, white sugar and chilli powder was one of the most memorable things I ate.

This recipe looks like a more salady and fancy version. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Robyn

Michael - Thanks for visiting and commenting! If you buy sliced fruit from one of the mobile street vendors (you must have seen them, they're all over the place) they'll offer a small plastic packet of salt mixed with ground roasted chilies and sugar, to dip your fruit in. It's great, especially with, as you note, sour fruits like guava and green mango.
This fruit salad is basically a play on somtam, green papaya salad. I noticed when I posted the picture of the fruit salad we had in Pai that it includes pomelo. Don't know where you live, but if you can get your hands on some grapefruit I think it would make a great addition to the salad.
Cheers!

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