First of all, Happy Lunar New Year to all of you! I hope this year will bring you love, happiness and joy…
I did not really celebrate Lunar New Year to the full extent here in
The fun part was actually on the dining table! What each person did was placing the prawn together with lettuce leaf, varieties of fresh herbs and some rice vermicelli onto a rice paper then rolling it up. To eat, dip the whole thing into nuoc cham (dipping sauce) and enjoy the flavour to the fullest! It was so fun watching people busy rolling up the rice paper and eating. Some were very messy with their rolls, some were neat. But the main point was to be really quick otherwise nothing would be left for you.
As a host, this dish is quite quick to whip up. The prawn stick can be steamed earlier and grilled close to serving. The rest is just preparing some rice vermicelli, the dipping sauce and a lot of fresh herbs on the table. The herbs I used were lettuce, coriander, Vietnamese mint and Thai Basil. In
Just some notes on the ingredients. I know fresh sugarcane is hard to get. I actually find that canned sugarcane from
PRAWN PASTE ON SUGARCANE STICK (CH