Chao Tom

Seasoned prawns wrapped on sugarcane sticks and grilled. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Chao Tom

Main Ingredients Prawns, Sugarcane sticks
Cuisine Vietnamese
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chao Tom

  • 8 six inch Prawns peeled
  • 300 grams Sugarcane sticks shelled and deveined
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 3 Shallots
  • 1/4 cup White fish fillets cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Roasted rice powder
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • a few sprigs Fresh mint leaves for garnish


  1. Crush and chop garlic. Chop shallots. Put garlic, shallots, prawns, fish fillet, salt, black pepper powder, sugar and fish sauce in a blender and grind into a fine paste.
  2. Transfer the prawn paste into a bowl. Add egg, rice powder and mix well. Dampen your palm, take a portion of prawn in your palm and wrap it tightly around a sugarcane stick.
  3. Repeat this with the remaining mixture and sugarcane sticks. Heat oil in a non stick grill pan. Place the prawn sticks in batches of 4 on the pan. Cook on medium heat rotating frequently until lightly browned all around. Do not overcook.
  4. Serve hot, garnished with mint sprigs and a sauce of your choice.

Nutrition Info

Calories 177
Carbohydrates 5.85
Protein 15.88
Fat 9.88