Deliciously Healthy Yum Som-O Recipe From Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary

Deliciously Healthy Yum Som-O Recipe From Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
Karina Stewart

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa Co-founder

Jan 04, 2019

Deliciously Healthy Yum Som-O Recipe From Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand. Perfect for a quick summer dish.

Makes 1 portion

This healthy take on the Thai classic makes a light, refreshing meal that’s bursting with flavour. Pomelo is packed with immunity-boosting vitamin C as well as body-balancing potassium, whilst the zing of chili helps fire up your metabolism and reduces inflammation. Yum som-o makes a wonderfully fresh side dish or a light main meal.

Pomelo 100 g
Chicken mince 80 g
Shallot, sliced 5 g
Red chili, sliced 2 g
Kaffir lime leaf, sliced 1 g
Mint 1 g
Spring onion, sliced 2 g
Lime juice 1 lime
Fish sauce 5 ml
Palm sugar 5 g
Chili paste 5 g

To garnish
Cucumber, sliced 3 pieces
Long bean 5 pieces
Coriander 1 g

1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, add in the chicken mince. Cook thoroughly, strain and leave to cool.

2. In a small bowl, add the chili paste, palm sugar, fish sauce, lime juice and chilies. Whisk together with a fork until the sugar dissolves  into the mixture.

3. Put all the remaining ingredients together in a bowl, add the dressing and toss thoroughly.

4. Present the dish on a plate and garnish with cucumber, long beans and coriander.

Kamalaya is a multi award winning wellness sanctuary and holistic spa on the tropical southern coastline of Koh Samui offering inspired healthy cuisine alongside a choice of tailored wellness programmes including detox, weight loss, stress & burnout, sleep and personalised yoga.

Kamalaya has launched a brand new wellness program ‘Structural Revival’. Behavioural patterns in our modern lifestyles, natural ageing and trauma tend to create postural misalignments that can lead to tightness, tension, discomfort and even pain. The Structural Revival Program is designed to realign the body and improve posture in order to reduce tension, rehabilitate injuries and re-establish highest levels of function and vitality.

Want to age beautifully? Read Kamalaya Co-Founder, Karina Stewart’s top tips for health ageing here


By Karina Stewart

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa Co-founder

D. Karina Stewart, Lic. Ac, DOM, as a founding partner of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, is committed to creating a place where healing and harmonious transformation can flourish. Born and raised in Mexico, Karina’s life journey has been greatly influenced by her mother’s interest in natural healing, meditation, yoga and spirituality. From the age of 14, when she began meditating and exploring Asian spiritual philosophies, Karina’s heart was opened to an existence of devotion and self discovery. Karina has twenty-two years of experience in the study and practice of diverse Asian healing and spiritual traditions. Prior to Kamalaya, Karina founded a health centre in Kathmandu, Nepal, where for seven years she practiced Oriental Medicine and produced a range of Chinese herbal products. Karina’s vision is behind Kamalaya’s integral wellness programs, which aims to access the inner healing power within each individual and support a harmonious integration of heart, body, mind, and spirit.


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