At Wickedfood Cooking School we teach students how to make this salad in our Vietnamese cooking class. This delicious recipe originates from Red Bridge Cooking School in Hoi An, Vietnam. You can replace the squid with any other type of meat, seafood or even beancurd – the cooking time will vary accordingly.


½ cup chopped 1 pineapple
100g squid, cleaned and cut into rings
2 t of vegetable oil
1 t garlic & ginger
½t sugar
1 t salt or 2 t light fish sauce
1 T tomato puree or tomato sauce
1 T sweet & sour chilli sauce
½ cup chopped green pepper (capsicum)
½ cup chopped tomato
½ cup chopped onion
1 T water
Few pieces of fresh coriander

  1. Cut the two sides off the pineapple, and then hollow out to create a bowl, retaining ½ cup of the flesh, and chop.
  2. Add 2t of vegetable oil to wok and stir in garlic and ginger.
  3. Add squid, salt & sugar, and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Put in remaining vegetables and tomato puree/ fry for a further 3 minutes, adding water.
  5. Place ail ingredients inside pineapple, and top with pepper and coriander.

Serves 4

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For other articles on South East Asia see:

A Taste of Thailand

Floating markets in Bangkok

Must try Singapore dishes

The ABCs of Singapore food

Singapore hawker food centres

Vietnamese cuisine


Cooking schools in South East Asia

Thai House cooking school Bangkok • Thailand

Chiang Mai Thai Cookery SchoolThailand

Red Bridge Cooking SchoolHoi An • Vietnam


Books reviewed by Wickedfood on Asian food:

Secrets of the Red Lantern

Kylie Kwong: Recipes and Stories

A Passion for Thai Cooking

Balance & Harmony, Asian Food


Wickedfood Cooking School

Sunninghill – (011)

Wickedfood® Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our cookery classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.