Mango Shake

I was given some mangoes yesterday but I didn’t know what to do with them. Mango smoothies? Nah. Mango salad? Well…nope. Mango shake? Ooh yeah. Mango shake is a popular street snack in Vietnam. I had a chance to try it when I visited Vietnam last summer. It’s sour. It’s salty. It’s sweet. It’s spicy. All the tastes combine in one dish and explode in you mouth. I am salivating now.

Let’s get starting.


  • 1 lbs of fresh mango
  • 1 tsp of shrimp salt (this ingredient is not easy to find. If you can’t find it, you can skip this. I will post a recipe of making this shrimp salt later.)
  • 1 tsp of hot pepper flake (the one you put on pizza, NOT Korean hot pepper flake)
  • 2 tsp of fish sauce (if you don’t have or don’t use shrimp salt, you add 1 more tsp of fish sauce => total 3 tsp of fish sauce)
  • 4 and 1/2 tsp sugar


  • Peel the mango and cut it into cubes
  • Put the sugar and fish sauce in a small pan and cook until the sugar dissolve
  • Let the solution cool down
  • Put all the ingredients in a container with lid (or a jar or anything that is leak-proof)
  • Shake until all the seasonings dissolve
  • Put the shaked mango in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours until it absorbs the sauce

This is best served cool.

Easy, quick recipe for a light snack. I usually have this snack ready when my girlfriends come over my house for a movie night. We eat this instead of popcorn. It’s very light and refresh. Perfect for someone who is looking for a delicious snack but doesn’t have too much calories in it.

If you already have all the ingredients at home, why don’t you give this recipe a try? I’m sure you’ll love it from the first bite.

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!



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