Vietnam soft shell shrimp (prawns).
Not to my liking but it keeps popping up, in Vung Tau, Nha Trang – across this fascinating country.
Steamed, grilled, sweet, fried. Not one to shy away from a challenge, by the end of this journey I will have acquired an appreciation, or, having given it my best shot, I shall withdraw with honour.
This night’s street-stall version is a big prawn, deep fried in peanut oil with a very tasty batter, and the prawn meat is firm and delicious.
A pity there’s a barrier of “crunchy” shell between the two.
Crunch, crunch, crunch …