Recipe: Cambodian Mango Salad with Fried Fish

Recipe: Cambodian Mango Salad with Fried Fish

Mango salad with fried fish (Nhoam Svay Trey Ang) is a traditional salad from Cambodia. At Meas Family Homestay, this salad is often on the menu for lunch, or as a side dish for dinner, and it is one of my favorite Cambodian dishes.

The mango salad is a fresh and flavorful dish typically made with green mango, also known as unripe mango, as the main ingredient. The salad is known for its perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors. Key ingredients usually include thinly sliced green mango, fresh herbs like basil and mint, chili peppers, fish sauce, and sometimes shrimp or dried shrimp for added flavor and texture.

Linda uses fried fish for this recipe, though you’ll also find other versions made with smoked or sun-dried fish, but that kind of fish is hard to find around Angk Ta Saom (the small village where Meas Homestay is located).

Notes

Linda uses Snakehead fish, but you can use any kind of white fish with firm meat, suitable for frying.

This recipe is usually made with green, unripe mango, which has a slightly sour taste, and which you julienne into long thin strips. Though at the day we were cooking, there weren’t any green mangos available, so we made it with almost-ripe mangos instead, and cut the mango into strips using a kitchen knife.

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Recipe: Cambodian Mango Salad with Fried Fish

Recipe by Linda – Meas Family Homestay
Course: Lunch, SaladsCuisine: Cambodia
Servings

4

servings

The mango salad is a fresh and flavorful dish typically made with green mango, also known as unripe mango, as the main ingredient. The salad is known for its perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors. Key ingredients usually include thinly sliced green mango, fresh herbs like basil and mint, chili peppers, fish sauce, and sometimes shrimp or dried shrimp for added flavor and texture.

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Ingredients

  • 2 2 green (unripe) mangos (~ 1½ -2 cups julienned)

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic

  • 1 1 small red onion ~ ½ cup, sliced

  • ½ ½ Thai chili (or as much/little as you can handle)

  • ½ lb ½ white fish suitable for frying

  • Oil for frying the fish

  • 2 tablespoons 2 fish sauce

  • ½-1 teaspoon ½-1 sugar

  • 1 tablespoon 1 chicken stock powder

  • cup sweet basil leaves and mint leaves

Directions

  • Fry the fish until golden brown and crispy on the outside. Set aside to cool off.
  • Julienne the mango and transfer the julienned mango to a large bowl.
  • Chop the chili finely. Slice the onion and the garlic. Add chili, onion and garlic to the salad.
  • Pluck the mint and basil leaves from the stalks and add the leaves to the salad.
  • Add chicken stock, sugar and fish sauce to the salad. Mix well.
  • Flake the fish into bite-sized pieces and add the pieces to the salad.
  • Serve immediately.

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Weavers Project in Takeo, Cambodia

Weavers Project in Takeo, Cambodia

Weavers Project was founded by Sonas and the Meas family with the purpose of creating sustainable, economic, growth in rural communities in Cambodia. Cambodia has a strong tradition of weaving, but it is a dying craft due to the competition from cheaper, factory-made fabric as well as the declining interest among the young generation in learning the skills of weaving.

Weavers Project is looking to change that. By providing training in weaving, they do not only offer a source of income to people in rural communities, but also a hope for a brighter future for the weavers and their families. The weavers are included in the entire process from the design of the items and dyeing of the yarn, to the final product, and this inclusion sparks professional pride, empowerment, and motivation, which shows in the beautiful patterns and color combinations that are truly unique for Weavers Project. 

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Weavers Project in Takeo, Cambodia

Weavers Project was founded by Sonas and the Meas family with the purpose of creating sustainable, economic, growth in rural communities in Cambodia. Cambodia has a strong tradition of weaving, but it is a dying craft due to the competition from cheaper, factory-made fabric as well as the declining interest among the young generation in learning the skills of weaving.

Weavers Project is looking to change that. By providing training in weaving, they do not only offer a source of income to people in rural communities, but also a hope for a brighter future for the weavers and their families. The weavers are included in the entire process from the design of the items and dyeing of the yarn, to the final product, and this inclusion sparks professional pride, empowerment, and motivation, which shows in the beautiful patterns and color combinations that are truly unique for Weavers Project. 

Read more about Weavers Project >>

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