You’ll find it alongside many a meal in Viet Nam to add that little bit of extra flavor and a touch of spice. But shrimp paste comes into its own when its served with vermicelli, pork and tofu. That’s known as bun dau mam tom and is one of the country’s most popular meals. Make sure to check it out.

Nom nom Vietnam - Episode 15: Vermicelli with fried tofu and shrimp paste