Banana Blossom Salad is served at Straits Restaurant for $9. The recipe is for a serving size of four.


Banana Blossom Salad

Chris Yeo


Banana Blossom Salad

1 banana flower blossom, about 1 lb (finely sliced green cabbage may be substituted)

2 Tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar

8 oz cooked chicken breast meat, cut into fine strips

2 Asian pears, cut into fine strips (any type of apple may be substituted)

6 Tbsp ginger, peeled and cut into fine strips

1 cup Rau Ram (Vietnamese coriander) or regular mint, loosely packed and thinly sliced

1 cup cilantro, loosely packed and thinly sliced

1 cup Thai basil, loosely packed and thinly sliced

2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped

1/4 cup peanuts, ground and toasted, for garnish

1/4 cup shallot rings, fried, for garnish

Salad dressing

2 Tbsp mint

2 Tbsp cilantro

1 Tbsp lemongrass, finely minced

1 Tbsp garlic, chopped

2 Tbsp chili paste

3 Tbsp fish sauce

3 Tbsp light corn syrup

1/3 cup lime juice

1/4 cup white distilled vinegar

1/2 cup sugar