Canh Ngheu (Star Fruit and Clam Soup)

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Member 610488

From a small beach reataurant in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 13 cups chicken stock
  • 24 white clams
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons baby leeks, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons nuoc nam
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
  • 2 star fruit, sliced
  • coriander, to garnish
  • rau ram, to garnish


  1. Bring the chicken stock to the boil.
  2. Add the clams and cook until the shells open.
  3. Remove the clam flesh and set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the garlic and baby leeks until they are soft.
  5. Add the cooked clams and season with nuoc mam and shrimp paste.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add the chicken stock and star fruit, then immediately turn off the heat.

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