Som Tum

<em>Time Out</em> and Taste Of Dubai bring you the signature dishes of some of the city’s top chefs

Some of the city’s finest chefs will be presenting their best dishes at Taste Of Dubai 08.

They will be showing off the tricks of the trade and giving visitors to sample food.

Scroll down for expert tuition and a recipe that will let you cook like a pro in your own home.

Restaurant: Benjarong, Dusit Dubai

Chef: Naruemol Poolkan

Signature dish: Som Tum

Unripe papaya, peeled, shredded 250g
Garlic, crushed 20g
String beans, crushed 60g
Fresh bird chillies, crushed 5pc
Palm sugar 50g
Peanuts, roasted, coarsely chopped 30g
Dry shrimps, ground 30g
Cherry tomatoes 100g
Lime juice 50ml
Fish sauce 50ml
White cabbage leaves 30g
String beans 30g

Combine the garlic, fresh bird chillies, fish sauce, palm sugar and lime juice in a mortar and pound all ingredients for 2 minutes. Add the shredded raw papaya, string beans, tomatoes, roasted paenuts and dray shrimps, and toss thoroughly.

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