Mamuang nampla wan
Mamuang nampla wan at a street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand
TypeSnack, side dish, finger food
Place of originThailand
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Created byThai people

Mamuang nampla wan (Thai: มะม่วงน้ำปลาหวาน, pronounced [mā.mûa̯ŋ nám.plāː wǎːn]; means 'mangoes with sweetened fish sauce') is a Thai snack.


Mamuang nampla wan is a classic Thai dish which is a combination of unripe mangoes and a sticky dipping sauce.[1] In Thai, mamuang means 'mango', and nampla wan means 'sweetened fish sauce'. This snack has been available for many decades. It was designated as a One Tambon One Product (OTOP) product for the promotion and marketing of the local produce of sub-districts (tambon) in Thailand and became popular throughout the country. Nampla wan can be bought anywhere around Bangkok especially in markets. It can be mixed with other kind of fruit such as pineapple and granny smith apples.[2]


Nampla wan is one of the six things that Thai people like to eat with fruits.[3] Although it is popular in Thailand, this dish is not yet well known in other countries. Unlike in Thailand, unripe mangoes are not generally available in the United States.[4] In Thailand during March 2018, Mamuang nampla wan was very popularized due to the TV drama Bubphe Sanniwat (บุพเพสันนิวาส) on Channel 3, by Karakade (การะเกด) the protagonist plays by Ranee "Bella" Campen eats it in drama.[5]

For notable Mamuang Nampla wan shops in Bangkok such as Yaowarat neighborhood and Soi Lalai Sap (Silom 5 alley) in Silom neighborhood or Soi Sena Nikhom 115 (Sena Nikhom 115 alley) in Lat Phrao neighborhood.[6][7][8]


Mamuang nampla wan combines various flavours: the sweetness derives from palm sugar, saltiness from fish sauce, spiciness from chili pepper, and sourness from unripe mangoes.[9]

See also


  1. ^ "Mamuang Nampla Wan – A Really Thai Delicacy". thaiphile. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ Leela. "Nam-Pla Wan – Thai Sweet and Salty Fruit Dipping Sauce (น้ำปลาหวาน)". shesimmers. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ "6 Things Thai People Eat With Fruits". mthai. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Thai Green Mango with Sweet Fish Sauce, "Mamuang Nampla Wan"". hulutrip. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  5. ^ "แม่หญิงการะเกด ส่งต่อความอร่อย'มะม่วงน้ำปลาหวาน-กุ้งเผา'ทำแฟนละครดูแล้วอยากแซ่บตาม". Channel 3 (in Thai). 2018-03-08.
  6. ^ Tanmahapran, Charoen (February 7, 2003). "แฟนพันธุ์แท้ ตอนเยาวราช". Fan Pan Tae (in Thai). Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  7. ^ "คิดเช่น Gen D 20 03 61". Fahwonmai (in Thai). 2018-02-20.
  8. ^ "คิดเช่น Gen D 13 03 61". Fahwonmai (in Thai). 2018-02-13.
  9. ^ "Thai Green Mango with Sweet Fish Sauce, 'Mamuang Nampla Wan'". importfood. Retrieved 4 September 2016.