In Vietnam, mangoes are rarely eaten when ripe. It’s the tart and crunchy unripe green mangoes that is highly sought after. When unripe green mangoes are paired with a sweet, spicy and savory dipping sauce or powder, it becomes a popular Southeast Asian snack. Here are the four popular dipping sauces that you can eat with unripe green mangoes.
This Thai-style dipping sauce is very similar to the Vietnamese dipping sauce (nuoc mam cham). It’s sweet, spicy, sour and savory. The main difference is the use of cilantro in the Thai version. I love this dipping sauce with seafood, but like the Vietnamese dipping sauce, you can eat this with just about anything that needs a Southeast Asian flair.