With special ingredients, grated papaya, fish sauce, etc., stabbing papaya is always on the list of must-try delicious dishes when visiting Tri Ton, An Giang.
Famous as the crossroads of many cultural regions, An Giang not only has many unique tourist attractions, but the cuisine here is also very diverse and rich. In addition to the well-known dishes such as Chau Doc fish sauce, Tung Lo Mo, jaggery, fish sauce hotpot or dried durian salad … An Giang also has an attractive Khmer dish of papaya.
Stabbed papaya is a Cambodian papaya salad. When processing, people often use the way of stabbing (also known as beams, pounding) in the mortar, so this dish is called the current stabbing papaya.
The main ingredient of papaya is grated papaya, so many people may mistake this dish to be like Thai Son Tum salad. However, after enjoying, you will find papaya has a special taste and sweetness that is easier to eat, while Son Tum is often inclined to sour and spicy.
To make a standard papaya dish, the maker will choose the right type of papaya. The papaya is not too green but also not ripe, it is best that the green fruit begins to change, maybe the new fiber is crispy but starts to be a little sweet when enjoying.
To get the crunchy, crunchy papaya fibers, after shaving, people will soak them with dilute mosquito water. If not eaten immediately, the papaya will add a few ice cubes to chill and help the grated papaya fibers retain their crispiness. A plate of papaya stabs also uses many ingredients such as fish sauce, split water spinach, carrots, cowpeas, three aspects…
If you have the opportunity to visit Nui Bay, Tri Ton, An Giang, the papaya dish will be more attractive and interesting if you can see with your own eyes the restaurant owners here making a plate of food. After adding spices such as sugar, garlic, monosodium glutamate, chili, shallot, and salt in turn, and squeezing a piece into the mortar, people will stab the spices together. Next, they add shredded papaya, split water spinach, a few herbs and continue to stab in the mortar, but the seller will have to stab with less force so that the papaya is not crushed.
When eating papaya, you not only feel the sweetness of the crunchy and crunchy papaya fibers but also the moderate salty taste of fish sauce, the sour taste of lemon, the fatty taste of roasted peanuts or the spicy taste of the fruit. chili pieces. Usually papaya shops in An Giang sell grilled beef, one of the famous An Giang specialties. Stabbed papaya and grilled beef are the perfect pair because one is fragrant, the other is crispy and sour, which is perfect for pushing and making snacks more delicious.
Besides, papaya stabbing An Giang also makes many people “fascinated” thanks to the harmony of the colors of the ingredients. The yellow-orange color of papaya combined with the green color of vegetables, the black color of fish sauce, the purple color of the papaya, the red color of chili peppers and the white color of duck seeds, all blended together and formed a swing plate. bold enough, attractive.
Some shops selling delicious papaya in An Giang
– Restaurant Rina – Provincial Road 955B, Bang Ro hamlet, Chau Lang commune, Tri Ton district, An Giang
– Papaya stabbed Kim Sin – Phnompi village, Chau Lang, Tri Ton, An Giang