A Mixture Of Colours With Vietnamese Rice Paper Salad (Bánh Tráng Trộn)
So much for my adventures in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Now it is time to turn the attention to my culinary experiences in Vietnam!
This has got to be one of my favourite dishes that I got to taste in Vietnam. All thanks to that fateful night in Hanoi when both of us went back late to the hotel after a day trip out. We were searching tiredly for food along the roadside stalls. A nearby hawker who was preparing this food caught my attention. I decided that was going to be my dinner – whatever that was.
It was only later on that I uncovered the name of this dish – Bánh Tráng Trộn. It is a Vietnamese salad prepared with authentically local ingredients, including dried beef jerky strips, julienned green mango, fresh mint and basil, rice paper strips as well as chilli powder. Mix in the sweet, sour and spicy fish sauce mixture and there you have it – an explosion of Vietnamese flavours right at home!
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