Nom Hoa Chuoi (Vietnamese Banana Blossom Salad)

Nom Hoa Chuoi (called Vietnamese Banana Blossom Salad) is one of the typical Vietnamese dishes and cannot-be-missed in cooking menu of a half-day Hanoi cooking tour by Master Chef – one among best-sellers Hanoi tours. This Vietnamese salad is truly perfect for a hot summer day as it is highlighted by the hot-tart play of chili and lime off the crisp rings of the banana flower.


Nom Hoa Chuoi - Hanoi cooking class tour half-day

Ingredients for Vietnamese Banana Blossom Flower Salad

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat a bit of extra virgin palm oil in a non-stick pan. Season shrimps with salt and a bit of white pepper and grill for 3 minutes.
  2. Place sliced banana flower in a bowl of ice water and lime juice for about 20 minutes.
  3. After 20 minutes, squeeze the blossom until dry and set aside.
  4. Add all of the ingredients for the dressing to a small bowl and stir until sugar dissolved.
  5. Combine the banana flower, mango, shallots, carrot, green chili, and coriander in a large bowl, add the dressing and toss until well mixed.
  6. Place grilled shrimps on salad.
  7. Sprinkle peanuts and serve.

(According to Asian food channel)