Cơm tấm (broken rice) is a popular dish in southern Vietnam. It is rice prepared from fractured rice grains. It is usually served with grilled pork (either ribs or shredded meat) plus the Vietnamese dish bì (thinly shredded pork mixed with cooked and thinly shredded pork skin). The rice and meat are served with various greens and pickled vegetables, along with a prawn paste cake, trứng hấp (steamed egg), and grilled prawns. Typically, restaurants will serve this popular combination rice plate with a small bowl of fish sauce (nước chấm), as well as a small bowl of broth (canh) with garlic chives (to cleanse the throat).