Sour Mango

Sour Mango
Having made the shrimp namtok with mango, I had nearly a full mango left! What to do? I know it’s not summer but I love sour mango so I used something my mom used to make for us when she wanted us to eat fruits.

It’s super sour, super spicy, and a hint of sweet all tangled together to make you sniff and crave for more. In the summer, we would make a bunch of these sour mango treats, burning our mouths, making sweat in the blazing heat yet we couldn’t stop eating it. It’s such an addiction.

It must be unhealthy! Who knows.

This recipe is not for the light of heart. You have to like spicy and sour food at the same time.


  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of fish sauce
  • 1-2 fresh or dried chili pepper

Make sure to clean the mango thoroughly.

Sour Mango

You can always replace sour mango with sweet mango, not too ripe, and not use any sugar and it’s still great.

Sour Mango

Just chop the mango up. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just make sure it’s small enough to munch on. When I was a kid, my mom used to cut the skin off but now I like it. Of course, the smaller the pieces, the more it absorbs the taste.

Sour Mango

Toss the peppers, fish sauce (you can always use salt), and sugar into the sliced mango bits.

Of course, you don’t have to follow the measurement exactly. It’s not some sort of science. You can add more or less of any of the ingredients. Just not by too much. My mom never taught me how to cook with measuring cups or spoons so I normally don’t know the exact measurement either. She always told me, “cook for what taste good to you.”