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ISO shredded green papaya

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amy_wong Oct 5, 2009 06:25 PM

I'm looking for green papaya that's already shredded. I've seen green papaya in Asian groceries near me but I'm afraid of peeling them. I kinda like the use of my limbs so I'm afraid of using a knife to get the hard rind off the papaya. Isn't the inside somewhat slippery too?

  1. galangatron Oct 5, 2009 07:40 PM

    battambang market on church street in lowell occasionally has shredded green papaya

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    1. re: galangatron
      hotoynoodle Oct 7, 2009 09:29 AM

      i see it there a lot, but never in chinatown markets.

      there is also a special gizmo just for doing this.

      1. re: hotoynoodle
        galleygirl Oct 7, 2009 10:57 AM

        The special gizmo would be the Kom Kom Miracle Knife..
        http://www.amazon.com/Kom-018-Miracle...
        I have one, but I usually end up doing it on my mandoline...

    2. teaTomE Oct 6, 2009 01:17 PM

      Chop the papaya in half, and spoon out the seeds. Then use a potato peeler to take off the skin and from there you can basically just grate the papaya with a cheese grater or food processor. Better yet, buy a zig-zag peeler from anywhere.

      I've done both for making papaya salads and they work perfectly.

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        amy_wong Oct 7, 2009 04:41 PM

        Thanks all for the suggestions. I'm a little bit far from Lowell but I'll check out Battambang if I find myself in the area. I was wondering how slippery green papaya is; my mother had several close scrapes with her knife while trying to peel green papaya before. I have a peeler I can use so that should be a lot safer even if the fruit were to slip.

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