Walking around Vietnam, I would sometimes see a sign for Sau Rieng Chien Gion. I knew it had something to do with durian, because I recognized the Sau Rieng part. But I had no idea what the other part meant, and no way to ask. I eventually just looked it up on google.
It’s funny, because when I asked our friend Peter in Dak Mil if Vietnamese people ever cooked durian, he said no. I asked a few other English speaking people too, just to make sure, and all of them said no too. Yet here it is, durian cooked to the ultimate level: deep fried.
Durian flesh is rolled in rice paper and then dipped into an egg batter before being fried at a high temperature. As far as I know, there is no recipe in English already posted on the internet, so I did the best I could with google translator. If you have any suggestions on how to improve this recipe, please do let me know at [email protected]
Recipe from http://www.tapchiamthuc.vn
- Durian flesh
- Rice paper
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon flour
- whipped cream, yogurt, or ice cream for topping (optional)
1. Place two spoonfuls of durian flesh into each rice paper wrapper and roll tightly.
2. Beat the egg yolks and add one teaspoon of flour, mixing well.
3. Dip the rice paper rolls into the egg yolk mixture, and then roll in dry flour.
4. Deep fry.