Lemongrass Frog Legs


Frog legs (about 10 legs)

2 tablespoon oil (I use avocado oil)

2 tablespoon minced lemongrass

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 tsp. minced chili

2 tsp. seasoning salt

2 tsp. curry powder

1/2 tsp. pepper

Lemongrass frog legs


  1. Wash and let frog legs dry.
  2. Marinate frog legs with curry powder and pepper.
  3. Turn oven to high heat, add oil
  4. Stir fried minced garlic, lemongrass and chilli in hot oil first, until you see them slightly turn to brown
  5. Add frog legs next, use chopsticks or spatula to mix all ingredients well together. Cover lid and leave it cook for about 7- 10 minutes.
  6. Add seasoning salt, and stir frog legs couples more times before turn oven off
  7. Serve with coriander and eat with rice.

lemon-grass frog legs

Vietnam used to be French colony, so the frog leg dish was brought to Vietnam since then. The taste and texture of frog meat is about between chicken and fish, and it can be eaten as main dish in a meal. It is a very popular dish on all restaurant menus in Vietnam because frog meat taste best when eating with hot cooked rice or in hot-pot with all variety of herbs. Fortunately for me that I don’t have to catch alive frogs and prepare the dish from scratch, I just have to buy the frozen one in plastic packages at all Asian supermarkets. If you ever have chance to travel to Saigon, Vietnam – make sure to drop by Ben Thanh market where people sell the alive ones.

Have you ever tried frogs legs?  What do you think? Drop me your comments


  1. How interesting that the French left many dishes in Vietnam… and the Vietnamese people changed them to make them better and their very own. 🙂 This looks so tasty. I assume frog legs taste like chicken… 😉 – Shanna

    1. Yes, French’s culture and foods still influent us a lot; even a lot of daily words we still borrow French vocabularies, and frog legs really taste like a combination of chicken and fish. Thank you for reading and commenting on my posts.

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