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Lao-style clay mortar/pestle

Lao-style clay mortar/pestle
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Handmade in Thailand of long-lasting clay, this is a traditional mortar & pestle used to make a wide range of Thai and Laotian dishes.

See our recipe for som tum for a popular favorite

This mortar is a crude, simple fired clay, very "rustic" in apearance and definitely not a work of art; however, it's highly functional.

The mortar is 6 in. deep and 8 in. wide, with a capacity of approx 8 cups. The pestle is made of beechwood (as any other material would break the mortar) and is 10 in. long.  

We also offer a much heavier stone mortar and pestle.






Thai Green Papaya Salad, 'Som Tum'

Green papaya salad is loved throughout SE Asia in various forms, and we are pleased to present this detailed recipe so you can bring it to your own kitchen. Somtum is a classic Thai dish, commonly associated with the NE (Isaan) area but served all over Thailand, for example here at a sidewalk shop found on our walking tour of good eats in Saochingcha area.

Also see our video features How To Shred Green Papaya for Som Tum, Som Tum Long Bean and Noodle Salad, Som Tum Shredded Mango and Cucumber, and our new feature story on a modern take on Som Tum: Jungle Salad.


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