Shredded Venison and Rice Vermicelli Salad

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New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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Shredded venison, with a sesame oil dressing, is often among the cold starters on a Chinese restaurant menu. The Laotians, too, are very fond of venison, though their deer is a smaller animal than the European type. I find that this finely shredded meat goes well with rice vermicelli as a light lunch dish. Plain boiled asparagus, particularly white asparagus when it’s in season, will make the meal memorable. The important thing to remember is that the shredded venison must be dressed while