Pun Pun Vegetarian Restaurant Chiang Mai

Pun Pun Organic Restaurant Chiang Mai

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Tel no: 084-365-6581

Pun Pun Organic Vegetarian Restaurant

Thai Pomelo Salad Ingredients

Yam Som-O Pomelo Salad with mushroom coconut peanut and onion

Pun Pun Vegetarian Restaurant Chiang Mai

Pun Pun – meaning a thousand variations is run by the extremely courteous Khun Kratai or Mr Tai from Udon Thani, whose long established organic restaurant is buried behind Wat Suan Dok just off Doi Suthep Road, north west of the old city.

Closed only on Wednesday’s, Mr Tai’s 8 year old establishment boasts a strong portfolio of organic cuisine with particular detail paid to sauces and dips like narm prik pao which excludes staple ingredients like shrimp paste and oyster sauce making sure your choice of dish is a 100% organic experience.

With the recipes created from seasonal foods, Pomelo or Yam Som-O features on the menu in April which is accompanied shiitake, oyster and mouse ear mushrooms, ground peanuts, onion, carrot, devained kaffir lime leaves, tamarind juice which is made by boiling one part tamarind and two part coconut palm sugar, plus lemon juice, narm prik pao, raw mango and finally topped with phakchi or parsley.

As with most Thai dishes they are complimented and rounded out with the 5 flavors – a sweet, sour, sugar, salt & herbal flavor and this time with a stiffer, creamy, smooth grainy texture provided by ground peanuts.


Key health benefits:

Tick1 Pomelo promotes tight skin, longevity weight loss, healing, healthy gums & heart

Tick1 Fends off cancer, anemia & osteoporosis

Tick1 Wedged with vitamins & nutrients

Tick1 Helps maintain & produce an alkaline reaction once digested

Tick1 Pomelo aids in digestion by helping to retain elasticity in the arteries


 Yam Som-O – Organic Pomelo Salad


Recipe & ingredients: 

bullet point 2 Boil the mushroom mix for 15/20 secs

bullet point 2 Mix in some tamarind juice (1 part tamarind/2 part coconut palm sugar – fused through boiling)

bullet point 2 1 tbsp soy sauce

bullet point 2 1 tbsp prik pao (no shrimp in this organic creation – your choice)

bullet point 2 Add a sprinkling of grated carrot

bullet point 2 Sprinkling of grated mango

bullet point 2 1 tbsp ground peanut

bullet point 2 1 sliced shallot

bullet point 2 1 tbsp of chopped lemon grass

bullet point 2 1 tbsp of devained kaffir lime leaves

bullet point 2 Finally, break apart the pomelo and add

bullet point 2 Top off with phakchi (parsley)


NOTE: The beauty of Thai food is that you’re allowed to explore different ingredients to add and  remove and change portion sizes etc – nothing is written in stone.


If you’ve eaten at the Pun Pun Organic Vegetarian Restaurant – we’d love to hear your comments below:

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Soy sauce

Narm prik pao and fish sauce

mouse ear mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms

Pomelo salad

Thai Pomelo salad

Thai Pomelo salad at Pun Pun


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