King Prawn Bun

N.B. You need to prep certain elements of this dish. There are a two elements in the dish that you’ll have to prepare before but you can store in the fridge for a few weeks.

 

So let’s break down what you’ll need and what you’ll have to prepare before:

Nuoc Cham (the sauce) - Rest at least 3 days

 

• 1 cup warm water

• 1/3 cup white sugar

• 1/3 cup white vinegar

• 1/2 cup fish sauce

• 2x cloves minced garlic

• 2x minced small chillies

• Juice of 1 lemon

 

Repeat this process until the jar is full.

You’ll wanted some in reserve for the next step to make the pickled vegetables.  

Pickled vegetables – Rest at least 3 days

 

Like the sauce, you can keep this refrigerated for up to a few weeks. 

 

• 4x carrots (Julienned)

• 1x Daikon (Julienned like the carrots) – if you can’t find this, you can just use the carrots

• 1x cup of the Nuoc Cham (from previous step)

• ½ cup of vinegar

• 1 cup of warm water

• 2x tbs of white sugar

• 1x tbs of salt

 

Step 1: Start by mixing the warm water with the sugar and salt to dissolve it. Then add the vinegar and the Nuoc Cham

 

Step 2: Fill a jar with the carrots and daikon and pour the liquid so that jar is full. Like the Nuoc Cham you want to leave this for at least a few days before eating

For the Prawns:

 

• 500g of king prawns

• 1x tbs soy sauce

• 1x tsp fish sauce

• 3x tbs minced garlic

• 1x tbs chilli flakes

 

Step 1: Heat up some vegetable oil in a saucepan on high heat and saute the garlic until fragrant.

 

Step 2: Place the king prawns in the saucepan and coat in the oil and garlic before adding in the soy sauce, fish sauce and chilli flakes.

For the Noodle Salad:

 

• 1x packet of vermicelli noodles (cooked as per packet)

• 1x iceberg lettuce chopped

• Smashed peanuts

• Fried onions

• Corriander

• Thai basil

• Pickled vegetables

• Chopped fresh chilli (optional)

• Nuoc Cham

 

 

Start with a good handful of noodles and top with chopped lettuce, smashed peanuts, fried onions, coriander, thai basil, pickled vegetables and king prawns. Serve with fresh chilli and Nuoc Cham.

 

 

 

 

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