Green Mango With Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce (Nam Pla Wan)

This sweet and spicy Thai dipping sauce pairs perfectly with sour, crunchy fruits like green mangoes.


  • Firm sour green mangoes, peeled and cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup dried shrimp
  • 3 bird’s eye chilis
  • 3/4 cup palm sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried red chili flakes


  1. In a food processor, pulse together dried shrimp and bird’s eye chilis until coarsely ground.
  2. In a saucepan, add palm sugar, white sugar, red chili flakes, and fish sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.

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