Crunchy, Tangy Vietnamese Salad

Goi Chay

Preparation info
  • Serves


    (or more as a side)
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Nutmeg Trail

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2022

  • About

This vibrant, zingy salad demonstrates the integral role of chilli heat in Vietnamese, and wider South East Asian, cooking. It is all about balance, carefully combining salty with sweet, and sour with hot. A chilli garlic paste forms the base of many of the country’s dipping sauces and this dressing, here with a jolt of ginger in the mix as well. Add in zesty lime, brackish fish sauce and liquorice herbs and there are plenty of big flavours to offset the fresh delicacy, making it a salad yo