Ensaladang Mangga

Ensaladang Mangga

If you are looking for an authentic Filipino Salad then I guess this will be the one, and I guess it’s the famous one as well.  I am not sure whether I can classify this as a salad as it is also consumed as an appetizer and sometimes as a main dish as well (I remember my grandmother eat this dish with rice and that’s it), I guess it all boils down on how much someone loves this dish.

It’s a simple concoction of semi ripe mangoes, tomatoes and white onions using sauteed bagoong as a dressing.  The taste is an explosion of strong sour, salty and sweet flavours.  A Filipino favourite which really goes well with grilled meats and seafood, a usual fare that is always present on picnic baskets that’s why when I have this dish I remember my childhood beach outings with family or friends where lunch is always happen in a tropical hut style setting where food is served in banana leaves and you use your hands to eat various grilled meats and seafood together with this very delicious Filipino Salad/Appetizer.

How about you what type of dishes bring out the memories of the past?

Ensaladang Mangga
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  • 3 large green mangoes, cubed
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp sautéed bagoong
  1. In a big mixing bowl toss all ingredients together, once evenly mixed, chill then serve.


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14 Responses

  1. don’ think I can find the bagoong here, will substitute with sambal belacan, I think its quite similar

    • rsmacaalay says:

      Yup you can they are nearly similar, but if you really want to try the real bagoong taste you can get one in Kotaraya in KL, there are some Filipino shops in there.

  2. Judy says:

    Homemade egg noodles with boiled chicken is what reminds me of home. A simple dish that I always requested for my birthday growing up. 😀

  3. peachkins says:

    ang sarap nyan, ka-partner ng inihaw na liempo…hee.

  4. Rita says:

    This salad is fantastic!!! And I adore mango. The problem is to find bagoong here. Maybe in some ethnic food shop… I’ll ask around! 😛

  5. K says:

    mmmm, this looks mouth-watering good. the best (golden) mangoes (I am biased) are finally starting to show up in New York markets, but the bagoong I am going to have to research. chinatown has almost everything but usually no labels in English – can you recommend a brand or label I should look for? do you think a Thai store would know what this is?

    • rsmacaalay says:

      Bagoong are in Filipino section, you can find it in Asian shops and I guess it will not be a mission as it is labeled in English. The ones that we use is called “Barrio Fiesta”

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