Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Sugar Cane Shrimp Recipe

Instead of grilling, sugar cane can be deep fried in hot oil for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.

Ingredients : Serves 5

30 cm

2 sprigs

395 g

55 g

1/2 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon


Sugar cane, cut into 4 inch lengths and split lengthways into quarters

Coriander (cilantro) leaves, for garnishing

Raw shrimps, shell peeled

Fatty pork, chopped

Chopped garlic


Ground black pepper



Egg white, beaten

Method :
  • Using a pestle and mortar, pound shrimps, pork and garlic to a smooth paste.

  • Mix with salt, pepper, sugar, cornflour and egg white.

  • Preheat grill.

  • Mould shrimp paste onto the sugar cane, leave about 1 inch of sugar can at one end uncovered, to use as a handle.

  • Grill sticks under a moderately hot grill for 5-6 minutes, turning to ensure even cooking.

  • Garnish with coriander.

  • To serve, dip each stick in spicy fish sauce before eating.

  • When shrimp paste is eaten, sugar can be sucked and chewed.

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