Easy Green Mango Salad with Prawns Recipe


Yam Ma-muang Koong Sod – spicy and sour green mango salad with prawns.

Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant

I learned how to make Yam Ma-muang Koong Sod at the Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.

The dish is called spicy and sour green mango salad with prawns in English, and it was delicious!  The dish is cool and refreshing.

The dish can  be a bit spicy, but the level of spiciness can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the amount of chilies used. If you’re afraid of heat, you can leave them out altogether.

Yam Ma-muang Koong Sod was one of four dishes that I learned how to make in a half-day culinary course in Royal Thai cookery at the popular cooking school.

The course included a trip to a nearby wet market to source ingredients and a gourmet lunch that the students prepared themselves in the class.

Ingredients for Salad

  • 60 grams grated raw green mango
  • 4 pieces prawns (already poached in boiling water)
  • 3 pieces shallot (peeled and finely sliced)
  • 2 stems coriander leaves (cut)
  • 1 tablespoon roasted grated coconut meat
  • 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts (ground)
  • Ingredients for Salad Dressing
  • 4 pieces bird’s eye chilies
  • 3 – 4 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • a tablesppon tamarind juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon palm sugar


  • Coriander leaves


  1. Pound garlic and bird’s eye chilies together in a mortar; set aside
  2. Add fish sauce, lime juice, tamarind juice, palm sugar, and paste from mortar in a mixing  bowl and mix well
  3. Add prawns, grated raw mango, coriander stem (chopped), sliced shallots, ground roasted peanut, and roasted coconut meat and toss gently
  4. Serve on a plate and garnish with coriander leaves

Want to Know More?

  • Click HERE for a detailed personal account of the course with LOTS of photos!


Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant – 233 South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Bangkok, Thailand. Tel: (66) 2-673-9353-8.

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