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Sep 1, 2012 10:03 PM

Where can I buy green papaya for Som Tam

I am not sure that I have the name right but I want to buy green papaya for that delicious Vietnamese salad that I love. Recently I bought a VERY large green papaye at the Shoppers at 7 Corners. It had no particular scent and was very solid. OK I thought, this is what I need for the salad. After 3 days, I cut it open and it was a perfectly ripe papaya. Where can I buy a papaya for my salad?

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  1. I think Bangkok 54's grocery store has them, Google them and give them a call to make sure. They have a small produce section that is really nice, I like their peppers and Thai eggplant.

      1. In my area, there aren't many asian supermarkets, but there ARE many hispanic markets, and many of them carry green papaya.

        1. They have it at Duangrat's Grocery in Falls Church, pre-shredded

          1. Thanks for all the responses. I don't find the staff at H Mart to be particularly helpful and I shop there weekly. What do I call it - in other words, is there a name other than green papaya?