Som Tam Mia Noi

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Som Tam, the famous (or rather infamous) chilli-papaya salad has many variants. This is Som Tam Mia Noi, Mia Noi means minor wife. The name is because it has many ingredients the same as a wandering husband has many girlfriends! Here I've made it with cucumber as it's main ingredient. If you don't like the monosodium glutamate in this recipe, you can use sugar, but MSG is the correct thing to use here.

Ingredients
100 gms Cucumber ( Grated )
100 gms Carrots ( Grated )
100 gms Bamboo ( Grated )
100 gms Soya Bean Sprouts
100 gms Sausage Sliced
100 gms Cooked Shrimp
5-8 Large Chillies
1-2 Garlic Cloves
2-3 Cherry Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Shrimp Paste
2-3 Tablespoons Fish Sauce (or old fish sauce)
1/2 Teaspoon Monosodium Glutamate
1-2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Preparation
1. Pounds the chillies, garlic and shrimp paste together in a Thai mortar.
2. Add the fish sauce, cherry tomatoes, MSG, lemon juice and continue pounding.
3. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix.
4. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Serve with raw cabbage and lettuce

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