Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Grilled Meat Balls on Skewers Recipe

(Nem Nuong)

Ingredients : Serves 4

400 g

100 g

1 teaspoon


1/2 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon

10 sheets

1 head

4-5 sprigs


150 g

25 g

1 tablespoon


1 teaspoon

Lean minced pork

Pork fat

Garlic, finely chopped

Spring onions (scallions), white portions only


Ground white pepper

Fish sauce, simmered until dry


Vietnamese rice paper, sprinkled with water to soften

Butter lettuce

Mint leaves

Cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

Pickled carrot and raddish

Dried fine rice vermicelli, soaked and steamed for 5 minutes

Chopped peanuts

Bamboo skewers

Bean paste dip or mixed fish sauce

Method :
  • Blend (process) minced pork and fat in a blender. Then use a mortar and pestle and pound mixture with garlic, spring onions, sugar, pepper, dried fish sauce and salt.

  • Using your hands, form the mixture into 30 balls. Skewer 3 meat balls onto each bamboo skewer and cook over a charcoal grill.

  • To assemble, lay a sheet of rice paper on a plate. Arrange butter lettuce, mint leaves, cucumber, pickled carrot and radish, rice vermicelli, peanuts and meat balls on top.

  • Roll up and dip into bean paste dip or mixed fish sauce before eating.

More Meat Recipes