How to Make Pickled Hawaiian Mangoes (Burong Mangga)

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Pickled Hawaiian mangoes (burong mangga)

Pickled Hawaiian mangoes (burong mangga)

Here in the Philippines, pickled fruits and vegetables are a popular side dish with fried or grilled foods. Usually, the pickling juice is made by combining vinegar with water and other seasonings or flavorings. Let me show you an easy-to-follow recipe for pickled Hawaiian mangoes. Locally, this pickle is known as burong mangga.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

1 hour

1 hour

6 servings


  • 4 large mangoes, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup washed sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons patis
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 siling labuyo (bird's eye chillies), chopped


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 medium bowls
  • 4 small bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Storage:

  • container


  1. Make the pickling solution: In a bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the sliced mangoes.
  2. Stir the pickling juice until all solid ingredients have completely dissolved.
  3. Add the sliced mangoes.
  4. Keep the pickled Hawaiian mangoes inside the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
Pickled Hawaiian mango (burong mangga), ready to be served

Pickled Hawaiian mango (burong mangga), ready to be served

Tips and Techniques

  • Spice level: To make it spicier, add more chopped chilies.
  • Fish sauce substitution: If you don't have fish sauce (patis), add a bit of extra salt.
  • Vinegar: There are so many different brands of vinegar available at the groceries. Taste the vinegar first before adding it to the mixture in order to make the necessary adjustments.
  • Pickling time: Let the mango slices sit in the pickling juice for at least one hour before serving. This allows time for the mangoes to fully absorb the flavors.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on June 07, 2020:

Hi Linda,

Pickled mangoes actually taste good. Best paired with fried or grilled food but I also like to eat as a snack. I hope you try our recipe.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 01, 2020:

I've never thought of pickling mangoes before. Your recipe sounds interesting and delicious. Thank you for sharing it.


Travel Chef (author) from Manila on June 01, 2020:

Hi Pamela,

I agree with you. It's one of the best recipe for mangoes that I can enjoy eating anytime.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on June 01, 2020:

Hello Miebakagh,

Mangoes are really good, isn't it? This recipe is one of my favorite because I can eat pickled Hawaiian mangoes even during snack time.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 01, 2020:

The mangoes fixed in this way sound ver good. Thank you for the recipe.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 01, 2020:

TravelChef, this is good. I love mangoes. Whatever form they are prepared is my food. Thanks for sharing.

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