• 2 green mangoes
  • dried squid, amount to taste
  • fresh herbs to taste: Thai basil, coriander, mint, etc.


  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp fish sauce
  • 1 bird’s eye chili or ½ chili for lesser heat
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped


  1. For the dressing, mix the lemon, sugar, fish sauce, chili and garlic together until the sugar is completely or largely dissolved.
  2. Peel the mangoes, cut into thin slices and place in a bowl. Tear or cut the dried squid into strips and sprinkle over the mango. Pour an amount of dressing over the salad to taste.
  3. Garnish with fresh herbs. Taste and add any extra dressing, fish sauce or sugar.