Thai-style Lunch Box

Thai-style Lunch Box

This bento contains all 5 flavors: Black olives (salty), preserved and simmered Thai-style meat (sweet), green papaya and lemon (sour), dried shrimp (umami), bitter gourd omelet (bitter).

Ingredients: bento for 1

Lemon juice
1 tablespoon plus
Green papaya, Carrot (julienned)
1/2 cup (100 ml), 1/4 cup (50 ml)
Fish sauce
1 and 1/2 teaspoons
Palm sugar
2 teaspoons
Dried shrimp
2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
Cherry tomatoes
3 (cut in half)


1. Put the ingredients in a bowl and mix gently. When the flavors have infused, transfer to a serving dish.

Story Behind this Recipe

Green papaya salad is really a popular foot cart item in Thailand. It's sweet, spicy, sour and a little salty. The peanuts make it aromatic. It's a fun salad that lets you enjoy various tastes and textures in one dish. This was my favorite dish when I lived in Thailand and I used to eat it a lot, so I added it to a bento.