When initially describing this salad to my dining partner tous les jours, his face wrinkled up in disgust, "fish sauce in a fruit salad? Ew!" Stubborn as I am, I ignored his skepticism, and carried on with the peeling, chopping, and slicing.
Shortly thereafter, I offered up a juicy bite of the finished product to the aforementioned naysayer, and watched on with slightly smug satisfaction. It was well worth the (minimal) effort. Salty and sweet, with a punch of heat, subtle umami qualities, and ample textural contrast, this salad will keep you guessing from bite to bite.