Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Spicy Pork Chops Recipe

(Thit Heo Nuong Vi)

Ingredients : Serves 4

4 x 250 g

2 sprigs

2 tablespoons


Marinade :

3 cloves

2 tablespoons


1 stalk

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

Lion pork chops

Coriander leaves, for garnishing

Nuoc cham dipping sauce




Palm or light muscovado sugar

Black peppercorns

Lemon grass stalk, roughly chopped

Vietnamese fish sauce

Chinese rice wine

Sesame oil

Groundnut oil

Method :
  • First make the marinade. Put the garlic, sugar, peppercorns, lemon grass, fish sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and groundnut oil into a small food processor and work to a paste.

  • If you prefer you can pound the first 4 ingredients to a paste in a mortar and add the 4 ingredients to the paste, little by little as you pound. Mix it all thoroughly.

  • Place the pork chops in a shallow dish and cover them completely with the marinade. Cover the dish and leave to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

  • Transfer the chops to a grill rack and cook under a preheated gill for about 8 minutes on each side, until brown. Try not to put the chops too close to the heat or the outsides will burn before the insides are done.

  • Serve the chops garnished with coriander and with the dipping sauce.

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