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  • Git los 'somtam w'en she snowin' bad, hondre steps from cabin.

    Connie Morgan in the Fur Country 1921

  • The ice-cream man, the fruit man and the rag and bone man, the pork-on-the-stick man and the somtam man - they never fail to stop.

    Thailand Blogs 2010

  • One of the insurgents also hurled the bomb into the somtam shop, killing Pol Cpl Watcharapong Amphairit at the scene.

    The Nation - Breaking News 2009


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  • A salad from eastern Thailand. It's base is shredded unripe papaya. Crush up peanuts, sugar, tomato, and a boatload of hot Thai peppers, mix it in nam pla (fish sauce), and add it to the papaya. Eat it by hand with sticky rice. Nothing ever tasted better!

    December 8, 2007