mango salad 

(som dtam ma muang) 

Classic spicy street food salad in Thailand!


At home, we usually leave out the hot peppers while substituting papaya with unripe, green mango (unripe mango is considered a vegetable in Asia). Key is tamarind here, an indigenous Thai fruit, which gives a sweet and sour touch. 


Easy to prepare, won't take long! 

ingredients (4 ppl)

unripe, green mango

shallots, sliced

chili, chopped 

mint leaves

peanuts, roasted

30g unrefined palm sugar

1 tbs soy sauce

1/2 cup tamarind concentrate (tamarind, diluted with water, no additives)


First, start with the sauce: mix soy sauce, tamarind sauce and palm sugar in a pot. Turn on a low heat so the palm sugar can melt.  


While the sauce cools down, cut mangos into strips.

Mix mango strips with the sauce in a salad bowl and flavour with shallots, chili, mint leaves and peanuts.