Definition of chao tom in English:

chao tom

(also chaotom)

noun

  • In Vietnamese cookery: an appetizer consisting of pieces of minced shrimp held on sticks of sugar cane, and grilled or fried.

Origin

1960s. From Vietnamese chạo tôm.

Pronunciation

chao tom

/ˌtʃaʊ ˈtɒm/