Lao Food: Sour Fruit Dipping Sauce


I have been craving sour stuff lately. I follow some Lao women on instagram, and I saw that they made some green mangoes with a dipping sauce that my mom used to make. It definitely brought me back. I remember Maman would make those and I would end up eating fist fulls of mangoes and then giving myself a tummy ache after. Sad to say, I still haven’t learned my lesson. The last time I had this was when my mom was still alive. It was definitely nostalgic, biting into that sour mango with the salty, spicy, sweet sauce.


Ingredients, Fish Sauce, Shallot, Red Thai Chili Pepper, sugar and toasted rice powder.GA0uz94SOrOyp22S.jpg

Mince the peppers and shallots.Djo8JOYgHTgqnM7W.jpg

Stir sugar into the fish sauce to taste.k4gVXnlxNrY8LmAG.jpg

Mix in the fresh ingredients.2yJRhUWs8APInxpb.jpg

Add the toasted sticky rice powder.4bzUM3B86MaGs32Y.jpg

Stir, stir, stir.ZIymzXQ0mGsowkCX.jpg

Let it chill in the fridge while you wash, peel and cut your mangoes. Everything is to taste, so no measurements. You got this. It definitely hit the spot. I was a little sad because one of my mangoes was a little bit sweet.

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