As usual, I don't follow recipes to the letter, and I even have this irritating habit of adding in (or omitting) some ingredients. LOL. In this case, I think bell peppers and spring onions aren't normally part of this dish; I omitted the onions. Weird, huh? :D
Shots above are some of the ingredients I used: Chicken, unripe papaya, bell pepper, ginger, garlic, spring onions, and chili leaves. I sliced the ginger, bell pepper, and garlic in small cubes since I wanted to mix them with my rice and eat them (once the dish was cooked). I like their taste. Period. ;P
First, I sauteed the ginger, garlic, and bell pepper for a few seconds in canola oil, then added in the chicken parts. Cooked them for a few minutes in low heat (I didn't want the other ingredients to burn) until the chicken changed color. Water was then added, and salt and pepper. Left it on to simmer for about twenty minutes then added the papayas. Once the papayas were almost cooked the chili leaves came next and fish sauce (this is usually the part where I adjust the taste). The last ingredient to be added was the spring onions....
Here's the result:
Perfect on a rainy day, with steamed rice. For me it's perfect as it is, too ... and sometimes you can even find me happily slurping my share in front of my computer. lol. :D
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