The prawns today are so fresh that I decided to make two dishes with prawns. After having a rich pasta dish, I want to have something lighter and fresh for dinner. So I made this salad to use up those fresh prawns I’ve just bought.
This salad is not very typical in Vietnamese cuisine. It is also not a popular dish in a family’s daily meal. However, the dressing for this salad is 100% a typical Vietnamese salad dressing. Craving for more vegetables to end up my day, I chose this salad which uses three kinds of vegetable plus some herbs. It was a good decision because I really felt awake to continue with my stuffs through this evening.
In Vietname, it is very easy to buy deep yellow fresh bamboo shoots, which will add a beautiful yellow color to this dish. However, I couldn’t get that kind of bamboo shoot here, so I used the Japanese kind of bamboo shoot, which is quite pale yellow. So the color of the bamboo shoot didn’t turn so obvious. Actually, it was "dyed" by the strong purple color of the red cabbage.