Manam Ensaladang Namnam

Manam's Ensaladang Namnam is the perfect Filipino salad: crunchy, fresh, and savory, all in every bite you take.
2–4 people
Prep Time
10 Mins
Active Time
05 Mins

Manam never gets it wrong with reimagining the Filipino cuisine. Even their humble appetizer, Manam's tropical take on the Ensaladang Namnam shines inexplicably, making it an easy all-time crowd favorite.

We love it so much that we re-created it. What's good about this is it only takes about 15 minutes to make and uses common and inexpensive ingredients. That's an absolute win, for sure.


  • 1 tbsp bagoong (shrimp paste)
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp calamansi juice
  • 3 tbsp neutral oil


  • 1 cup green mango, shredded
  • 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup tomato, seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup tinapa flakes


  • ¼ cup peanuts, crushed
  • ¼ cup pomelo, segmented
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish

Make the dressing: Whisk together bagoong, mustard, sugar, calamansi juice, and oil in a bowl until well combined.


Make salad: In a separate large bowl, add green mango, red onion, tomato, and tinapa flakes. Toss until all ingredients are well distributed. Add a bit of dressing, toss, and repeat until ingredients are well coated.


Assemble: Transfer salad to a platter. Top with crushed peanuts and pomelo, and garnish with cilantro on top.​ Serve.