Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Prawn Toast Recipe

(Banh Mi Chien Voi Tom)

Ingredients : Serves 16-32

185 g

125 g

1 teaspoon


2 cloves

1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon


8 slices

2 teaspoons

3 tablespoons

1 sprig

Raw shrimps, peeled, deveined and finely chopped

Lean pork, finely minced

Palm sugar

Shallot, finely chopped

Garlic, crushed and finely chopped

Vietnamese fish sauce

Ginger, finely chopped

Large egg


Sesame seeds

Vegetable oil, for deep frying

Basil leaves, for garnishing

Method :
  • Mix together the shrimps, pork, sugar, shallot, garlic, fish sauce, ginger and egg.

  • Spread the mixture on the bread.

  • Press some sesame seeds on o each piece.

  • Heat the oil in a large wok and slide the bread into it, 2 pieces at a time, spread side up.

  • Deep fry for about 5 minutes, until golden.

  • Turn each slice over and fry for 30 seconds, then remove from the wok and drain on kitchen paper.

  • Cut each piece of bread into halves or quarters.

  • Garnish with basil sprigs and serve with nuoc cham dipping sauce.

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