green mango vs/difference green papaya salad
went to hawaii recently and we fell in love with thai green papaya salad. came back home to florida and it is no where to be found or it is not as good.
so... i decided to make it at home. after looking around i cant find green papayas... but i can find green mangos.
so question is... is there going to be a huge difference if i make them with green mangos?
Green mangoes may have a little more sugar, but you can use them similarly in your salad. Perhaps add a little more salt to make up for the additional sugar in the mango.
No there is not much of a difference between unripe papaya and unripe mango. There are often used for the same salad all over Southeast Asia.
Just make sure that they are hard, green and unripe. And have at it. It will turn out great!
for a long time it was forbidden to bring unripe papaya into the mainland usa so all thai places used unripe mango for the papaya salad.