Hue omelettes

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Appears in
Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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The family who swiftly cooked and served these delicious omelettes from their shack in Hue did so silently, but with wide smiles. Since they couldn’t explain how they made the omelettes, I could only watch, guess and experiment later. This is an ideal quick supper.


  • 1-2 fresh red chillies
  • generous handful of coriander leaves
  • handful of mint leaves


Cut open the chillies lengthways under running water and discard the seeds and stems, then slice crossways as finely as possible. Roughly chop the coriander and mint leaves, keeping them separate. Put the prawns into a bowl and mix in the shrimp paste. Have the bean sprouts ready.

Put a sheet of kitchen paper on each serving plate and place in a very low oven, to warm. For the omelettes