dua mon

By Helen Le Published: May 24, 2021

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 4 hrs 25 mins

  • Yield: 4-6 Servings

"Dua mon" is one of the signature dishes of Vietnamese Tet holiday. It's pickled green papaya and carrot in fish sauce, a great accompany to Banh Chung and Banh Tet which are traditional Vietnamese New Year foods. Let me show you how to make it!

  • Rehydrate the vegetables by soaking in water overnight. Then rinse well and squeeze out the excess water.
  • In a saucepan, combine the fish sauce and sugar. Stir over medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves. Take off the heat and leave to cool.
  • Use a wavy knife to cut the vegetables into small pieces. Mix the vegetable with sugar and let sit for 1 hour. Then add the fish sauce mixture to fill the jar and leave for one to two days.
  • After 1 to 2 days, pour out and discard the sauce. Make another portion of the fish sauce and sugar mixture, and pour into the jar to replace the previous one. Keep soaking for 2-3 days.
  • You can do the same with “củ kiệu” which is a special Asian scallion, and there you have the authentic “dưa món”.

More than just a side dish, “dưa món” is a cultural beauty and celebration for many Vietnamese people.  Eating dưa món with a slice of “Bánh tét”, you will feel the arrival of spring right at your doorstep.

DUA MON – Watch how to make it on Youtube

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