How to make Vietnamese Prawns -

Prawn paste wrapped around sugarcane sticks and grilled and served with garlic sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Sugarcane

Cuisine : Vietnamese

Course : Snacks and Starters


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Vietnamese Prawns

Vietnamese Prawns Recipe Card


The food of the northern Vietnam is heavily influenced by China with its stir-fries and noodle-based soups. As you proceed south, there is more flavour, akin to Thailand and Cambodia. The tropical climate down south also sustains more rice paddies, coconut groves, jackfruit trees, and herb gardens. The food in southern Vietnam is typically sweeter. French colonization – from 18th century to 1954 - had its influence on Vietnamese food. It definitely left a lasting effect on the country and its people. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vietnamese Prawns Recipe

  • Prawns shelled and deveined 1 cup

  • Sugarcane peeled, four-inch long 8

  • White and Black sesame seeds 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Rice flour 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Egg 1/2

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnishing

  • Oil for grilling

  • For Sauce

  • Garlic cloves 3

  • Bird’s eye chillies 3

  • Fish sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Juice of 1 lemon


Step 1

Spread sesame seeds on a plate.

Step 2

Put prawns, salt, sugar and rice flour in a blender jar and blend. Add egg and blend again to a fine paste.

Step 3

Dampen your palms with water, take a portion of prawn mixture and wrap it tightly around a sugarcane stick. Use up the rest of the prawn mixture similarly. Coat some of the prepared prawn sticks in the sesame seeds and leave the remaining as it is.

Step 4

Heat oil on an induction grill. Place the prepared prawn sticks and cook till grill marks appear on them.

Step 5

To make sauce, finely chop garlic cloves, bird’s eye chillies and put both into a bowl. Add fish sauce and mix well. Add brown sugar and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 6

Arrange the grilled prawn sticks on a serving platter, garnish with coriander sprig and serve immediately with the prepared sauce.

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