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Vietnamese Prawn and Pork Salad (Goi Tom Thit)

Posted on | November 22, 2009 | Asian Recipes, Vietnamese Recipes | 1 Comment

prawn and pork salad

This prawn and pork salad is one of my mum’s favourite dish to make for family parties. It’s a lively and refreshing dish with shredded carrots, white radish, celery, cucumber, onion and mint and topped with slices of pork belly and peeled sweet prawns and crunchy with sprinkles of chopped roasted peanuts. I’m not sure why I always get full at the sight of too much food. This is a great dish to snack on when the sight of so much food makes you full.


300g cooked prawns, peeled, de-veined and sliced in half lenghtways
300g cooked pork belly, finely sliced
1 large white radish
3 large carrots
4 celery stalks, thinly sliced on diagonal
2 cucumbers
1 onion
vietnamese mint

fried shallot
roughly crushed peanuts


In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced carrots, white radish, cucumber, onion and celery. Add two tablespoon of salt and mix well. Cover and let it set in the fridge for 1 hour.

Cook the pork belly and thinly slice.

Cook the prawns and de-shell and de-veined.

The vegies should be translucent and wilted. In small batches, place the vegies in a muslin cloth and wring out the liquid. Return the vegies to the bowl.

Add sugar and vinegar to the vegies and mix well.

Add mint to the vegies.

Turn out to a serving platter and arrange the prawns and pork on top of the salad.

Garnish with crushed peanuts and coriander.

prawn pork salad

I believe eating this pork and prawn salad with prawn crackers are a must. A friend of mine even suggested a prawn cracker salad sandwich.

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One Response to “Vietnamese Prawn and Pork Salad (Goi Tom Thit)”

  1. ravenouscouple
    January 10th, 2010 @ 5:05 am

    yum! this is exactly how we make ours too…the sandwich is a great idea :)

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