Street Food: Banh Trang Tron – Rice Paper Salad


Banh Trang Tron rice paper salad – from “A Blog of Salt”

“Banh Trang Tron” rice paper salad and it is a best seller food for teenagers in Saigon, Vietnam now. The salad is made of rice papers, shredded green mango, herbs, beef jerky, dried shrimps, roast peanuts, boil quail eggs, dried onion, red pepper, and tasty tamarind sauce dressing.



Cooking Tips

Tamarind sauce and basil are  the key ingredients for this salad.  Since it’s is a street food, you can make your own version of Banh Trang Tron  from vegetable (carrots, cucumber, cabbage…) and fruits, chicken, shrimps, as long as you use tamarind sauce for dressing.  If you cannot find green mango, replace it with green apple.  Also, replace dried shrimp with sauteed shrimp. Skip the “shrimp salt” and replace it with fish sauce.  Also, if you cannot make tamarind dressing, you can use  Nuoc Cham.

Malaysia street food,  Rojak fruit salad, is combined green mango, star fruit, other fruits (trái mận đỏ, cóc, ổi), vegetables, herbs, dried shrimps, roast peanuts, eggs, dried onion, and shrimp paste sauce. It’s quite interesting that Banh Trang Tron and Rojak are like cousin.


  2. Banh Trang Tron – Vietamese-Australian style – Youtube in Vietnamese.  He turns streeet food to gourmet food.  It is good to watch to get some idea even it’s in Vietnamese.
  3. – Vietnamese Cooking show.  Banh Trang Tron video from Uyen Thi who is popular chef from  SBTN TV.

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