-2 firm mangos
-1/2 bell pepper
-1 small onion
-1 large squid or prawns (approx ½ lb)
-1 large carrot
-sugar, vinegar, lime juice, salt
-fried shallots

What to Do:
Cut carrots and pepper into thin strips, mix with 4 tbs sugar and 3 tbs vinegar and marinate until “wilted”. Boil and slice squid, mix squid with onions (thinly sliced), 2 tbs sugar and 3 tbs lime juice. Wash and chop basil. Peel mango and cut into thin slices. Squeeze out excess juice in carrots, peppers, onion and squid. Mix together: mango, peppers, onion, carrots, squid, basil and fried shallots. Add salt, lime juice, and sugar to taste (if necessary); all flavors should be balanced.

-If using prawns just boil, peel and slice (no need to marinate in vinegar and onions).
-Make sure to use firm mangos.

Comments (3)

On 9:37 PM , Anonymous said...


I loved your blog. it's great, i came to america when i was young, this gives me the opportunity to learn how to make vietnamese food. oh by the way, do you happen to know how to make "Canh Ga Chien Nuoc Mam", if you do, can you post the recipes. Thanks

On 5:22 AM , FooDcrazEE said...

Troi Oi - ngon qua .....

On 4:58 AM , Anonymous said...

It's a very interesting blog. I live in Vietnam but I don't know how to cook some Vietnamese food. Thanks to this blog, I can know more about them.