Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Pork Fillet Recipe

(Cha Dum)

Ingredients : Serves 4 - 6


1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon


800 g


Eggs, beaten

Nuoc cham sauce


Ground black pepper

Dried Chinese mushrooms

Minced pork

Spring onions (scallions), finely chopped

Method :
  • Soak mushrooms in hot water for 30 minutes.

  • Squeeze out moisture, cut off and discard stems. Chop the caps very finely.

  • Mix beaten eggs with nuoc cham sauce, salt and pepper.

  • Add in pork, spring onions into the eggs mixture and mix well.

  • Grease the loaf tin and pack the mixture firmly into it.

  • Cover with a double thickness of greaseproof paper or foil.

  • Steam over high heat for 1 hour or longer, according to the height of loaf.

  • The pork must be well cooked.

  • Let it cool slightly in the tin until firm.

  • Take the pork out, slice and serve with lettuce and nuoc cham dipping sauce.

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