Green Mango with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce


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

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


  • 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


  • In a food processor, pulse together dried shrimp and bird’s eye chilis until coarsely ground.
  • In a saucepan, add palm sugar, white sugar, red chili flakes, and fish sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pulverized dried shrimp and red chili flakes. Stir to combine, and allow to cool.
  • Serve with crunchy sour green mango on the side for dipping. Enjoy!