It's not easy being green

Green Papaya needs some seasoning

The soup came with a plate of fresh bean sprouts and Asian mint for tossing into the broth, and, by all means, toss. These sides add fresh crispness and breathiness to the broth, which pricks with pepper spark and fumigates with hints of cinnamon sweetness.

Green Papaya's dining room is flush with exotic flavor.
Jon Lagow
Green Papaya's dining room is flush with exotic flavor.

This is just another thread in Green Papaya's exotica. When you put it all together, the place nearly achieves a certain exasperatingly raw exotic beatitude. A little more attention to the shrimp, rice, noodles, and lubricants would just about pull it all together. That, and maybe some fish for the aquarium.

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