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Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Pork

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese


Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Pork is a Vietnamese style rice noodle salad prepared with fresh ingredients such as carrots, lettuce, cucumber and herbs served with rice noodles and grilled pork drizzled with Nuoc Cham.


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Lemongrass Pork

  • 800 g pork shoulder, sliced to about 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 pcs shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 stalk lemongrasses (white part only)
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup honey

Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Sauce)

  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pc birds eye chilli, finely chopped

Noodle Bowl

  • 200 g dry rice vermicelli noodles, prepared according to packet instruction
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 2 cucumbers, julienned
  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce, finely sliced
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • mint leaves (optional)
  • coriander
  • sliced red chillies, to garnish
  • lemon / lime wedges, to garnish


Lemongrass Pork

  1. Place garlic, shallots, lemongrass, dark soy sauce, fish sauce, oil and freshly ground black pepper in a food processor, process until it becomes a paste.
  2. Place pork in a deep bowl and pour marinade mix, coat pork pieces evenly then cover your bowl. Marinate for 24 hours.
  3. Remove 2 hours from fridge before cooking, then cook over charcoal barbecue for best results. On medium high heat grill each side for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Dip each pork pieces in honey and grill for 2 more minutes on side.
  5. Serve while hot.

Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Sauce)

  1. Combine all Nuoc Cham ingredients in a bowl, mix well until sugar dissolves. Set it aside.

Noodle Bowl

  1. In a bowl assemble rice noodles, cucumber, carrots, lettuce, coriander and bean sprouts. Drizzle with Nuoc Cham then top with Lemongrass Pork.
  2. Garnish with chillies and lemon, then serve.