Old Hanoi Rice With Shrimp, Royal Style

“This is an impressive-looking rice dish with great flavors. Got this recipe when I went on a cooking course in Hanoi and this was one of four dishes I made. Some of the ingredients are a bit out-of-the-ordinary but I promise you, its worth it !”
1 bowl

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Mix all the layer ingredients together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper, then stir fry them for five minutes in the hot oil, or until fragrant. Then take them off the heat.
  3. Lightly oil a small to medium bowl - it has to fit everything in tightly , so judge for yourself what size to use !
  4. Place the boiled shrimp on the bottom of a small to medium bowl. Make sure it fits well into the base.
  5. Gently, press a layer of rice about 1 cm thick over it. Make sure it is even on top and has filled in all the gaps underneath it.
  6. Put a layer of the 'layer ingredients', slightly thinner than the rice , on top. Again , press down gently and make sure the top is even.
  7. Repeat with a layer of rice, a layer of 'layer ingredients' and a last layer of rice.
  8. Then, turn the bowl upside down in the middle of the serving plate and lightly tap. Leave for a minute, than carefully remove the bowl so that the mound of rice is left. Garnish with coriander and serve with soy sauce.
  9. P.S. If you're going to Hanoi, I really recommend this course ! http://www.hanoi-cooking.com/tip.html.

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