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Monday, 4 November 2013

"Goong Sarong" (Deep Fried Prawns Wrapped In Vermicelli)

This month (November) Asian Food Fest No. 2 has landed to the country of Thailand.  There are so many dishes I would like to try out too and hopefully I will be able to share out some post on Thailand cuisine.

Today post is "Goong Sarong" ~ "Goong" in Thai means shrimp or prawns while "Sarong" ~ I am sure you know what does "Sarong" means right; literally means wrapped around!

"GOONG SARONG"  (Deep Fried Prawns Wrapped In Vermicelli) 
Recipe sourced from Window On Phuket 

200g fresh prawns
100g vermicelli / rice noodles
1 tbsp chopped coriander root
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup vegetable oil 

Dipping Sauce 
2 tbsp Chinese plum sauce
1 tbsp ketchup 

Peel the prawns, but leave the hard tail in tact. Remove the dark vein. 
Pound the coriander and garlic in a mortar until a paste is formed. This can also be done in a blender or food processor. Add a little oil if necessary. Add the pepper and the shrimp to the marinade, mix well and let marinate.

Soak the noodles in the hot water until soft and then drain. Remove a shrimp from the marinade and wrap with some strands of vermicelli until the shrimp is covered in a 'sarong'. Repeat until all the shrimps have been covered. Fry in hot oil until the vermicelli are brown and crunchy.

Drain on a paper towel and serve with small bowls of warm plum sauce and ketchup.

I am submitting this post to
 Asian Food Fest ( Thailand ) - November Month 


  1. wah seh !!! this reminds me of those dishes served in high class chinese restaurants! u r unbelievable....

  2. The presentation is so beautiful, Mel!

  3. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, the prawns look over-the-top fantabulous, mel!!! love your pics too ^^ this is too lau hau sui! cannot tahan! *wipes drool* ^^

  4. I agree, a very classy dish. Your prawns look fantastic, loved how the vermicelli turned out when fried. Well done Mel.

  5. wow, so nice, how did you do that? Looks so delicious! I wish I had a few of your prawns.

  6. Wow!, So appetising and look classy too!

  7. iPengsan kelaparan ....drooooool.
    Very pretty, very elegant, very very sedap looking yummmmss :)

  8. Mel, these are so pretty, the prawns look elegant in their sarongs :)) Must be very yummy!

  9. thumbs up! amazed that you did it so beautifully and so exquisite looking! that makes a great delicious appetiser! thx for your submission, mel!

  10. Wow, these Goong Sarong make me feel hungry early in the morning. Very pretty and sedaplious! :)

  11. awesome photo ! it really make me feel want to make this deep fried prawn immediately..

  12. Hi Mel, very spectacular looking dish. Well done, 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice day.

  13. Hi Mel,
    Another Wow.....from me!!
    That is an awesome Thai dish.
    You fried is so well and your clicks are fabulous. Double thumb up!

  14. Hi Mel,

    Your prawns in "skirts" looks really pretty... even prettier than real sarong :p


  15. Mel Mel, this prawn dish has just captured my eyes! They look so pretty, the rice noodles wrapped up the prawns so beautifully! and the photos were taken nicely too. very yummy!

  16. WOW! This looks stunning! Restaurant class! Looks very elegant, beautiful and utterly delicious!
    Well done!

  17. I can't express enough how much I love this. I pinned to my Asian board already. I love the crisp outside skin and juicy shrimp inside. I drool more for this than some of the sweets. :D

  18. Looks fabulous and sounds delicious Mel. A definite must try. Stunning photos!

  19. simple ingrediants made a fancy presentation...
    i love eating this kind of appetizer in a restaurant but never made it home, tempting to try!

  20. What wine would pair well with this?

    1. White wine would be great but nevertheless red is also good too.