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How To Make Bok Lahong (Spicy Papaya Salad)

Bok Lahong - Spicy Cambodian Salad

Veggies & other Ingredients:

  • Papaya (Unripe)
  • Carrots (Shredded)
  • String Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Dried Shrimp
  • Dry Red Chili peppers
  • Roasted Peanuts


  • Peanuts
  • Assorted Mints
  • Pork Rhines

Lahong Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp – Pure Palm Sugar
  • 4 — Limes (Juiced)
  • 1 Tsp — Shrimp Paste
  • ½ Tsp — Msg (*Optional)
  • 2 Tbsp — Frozen Pickled Crab (*liquid Only)
  • ¼ Cup — Anchovy Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp — Fish Sauce

DIRECTIONS — Lahong Sauce:

  1. You’ll need a Large Bowl: Add in 3 Tbsp – Pure Palm Sugar, 4 — Limes (Juiced), 1 Tsp — Shrimp Paste, ½ Tsp — Msg (*Optional), 2 Tbsp — Frozen Pickled Crab (*liquid Only), ¼ Cup — Anchovy Fish Sauce & 1 Tbsp — Fish Sauce
  2. Now GENTLY & PATIENTLY stir all the ingredients together

DIRECTIONS — Bok’ing The Lahong :

  1. You’ll need a Mortar & Pestle
  2. Add in your Garlic & Smash it to the consistency you prefer
  3. Add in your Thai Chili peppers & Dry Red Chili peppers and pound them together with your garlic
  4. Add in your Dried pre-soaked Shrimps & pound
  5. Add in your Pickled Crab & pound
  6. Add in your String Beans & Carrots and pound, Stir…
  7. Add in your Papaya & Pound, mix all ingredients together
  8. Add in 1-2 ladles of Lahong Sauce
  9. Add in your Tomatoes & Pound
  10. Plate your Bok Lahong and Garnish!

*Remember We all have different taste buds, so adjust the ingredients to your liking*


Originally Posted by Sopheak K.

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