Learn about Vietnamese food with squid grilled with lemongrass and chili

With a coastline of more than 3000 kilometers,Vietnamese food, especially Vietnam’s seafood resources are extremely rich in terms of variety. The making of seafood dishes is very creative.

 Learn about Vietnamese food with squid grilled with lemongrass and chili
                                                  Photo by Tin8

One of those creations is grilled squid with lemongrass and chili, which is a signature dish of fishermen in the central part of Vietnam. It is grilled over a charcoal stove on the boats of fishermen just after catching.

Grilled squid with lemongrass is best when served hot. The taste of fresh squid mixed with the spicy flavour of lemongrass and chili recalls the salty breezes from the ocean and creates a stunning aroma for the dish.

You can buy any where on streets Vietnam. You also can cook this dish. Please follow carefully these instructions below:


1kg basil clam
6 cloves lemongrass
50gr Ginger
½ tblp minced garlic + ½ tblsp minced chili
4 tblsp fish sauce
4 tblsp sugar
10 tblsp water
1 lemon.

Fresh squid is well-cleaned and cut into pieces. Then they are marinated with lemongrass, scallions, garlic, spices and seasoning powder for 30 minutes. They grill the squid over charcoal until they become tender. During the cooking process, the squid are flipped occasionally so that they can be cooked properly on both sides.

I think this dish is the best choice for snack meals. Hope you like it and do not miss our next posts about easy Vietnamese recipes soon. Good Luck for your cooking.