Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Vietnamese Grilled Skewered Pork Recipe

(Nem Nuong)

Ingredients : Serves 6

1 lb

2 cloves

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

3 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

3 teaspoons

2 tablespoons


For serving :-

500 g


1 sprig

4 tablespoons

Pork fillet




Rice wine or dry sherry

Roasted ground rice

Nuoc cham sauce




Fresh rice noodles

Soft-leaf lettuce

Fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves or mint leaves

Nuoc leo sauce

Method :
  • Cut the pork fillet into very thin slices, followed by cutting in small cubes.

  • Crush garlic with salt and sugar.

  • Mix with wine or sherry.

  • Pour over pork, mix well and marinade for 30 minutes.

  • With mortar and pestle, pound a small portion of the meat at a time until it has a paste-like consistency. As each lot is done, remove it to bowl.

  • Add lard, ground rice and nuoc cham sauce.

  • Knead mixture well, then form small sausage shapes and mould them onto bamboo skewers, squeezing them on very firmly.

  • Barbecue over glowing coals or under a griller until the meat is well done.

  • Turn the skewers to ensure that meat cooks on all sides.

To Serve :

Slice fresh rice noodles and steam them. Drain. Serve skewers of pork with well-washed lettuce leaves, noodles and a small bunch of fresh coriander leaves or mint leaves. Serve along with nuoc leo dipping sauce.

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