7 Reviews

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. This is the recipe I have been searching for years for! I am living in a city that doesn't have a Vietnamese Restaurant, but this is just like the pork from my old town. I sliced the pork very thin (as thin as I could). Marinated with this exact recipe for 4-5 hours and grilled it on the BBQ. I put salad consisting of lettuce, cucumber, mint leaves and cilantro leaves in the bottom of each bowl. Placed rice vermecelli on top of that, and a couple slices of pork on that. Sprinkled peanuts on top. Then poured a bit of Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham) on top just like they do at Vietnamese restaurants. Voila! Absolutely perfect and my husband and kids loved it! Thank you Rita!

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Cheff Steff May 31, 2012

I've tried a lot of recipes from this site, but this might be the best one. It looks simple but it tastes simply amazing and it's healthy too. I could eat this all the time.

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Jacqui_B September 18, 2010

My family loved this!!!!!! I got my butcher to slice a pork loin roast (on sale)wafer thin. Then I froze it with the marinade and pulled it out a week or so later to cook this. We served it over rice noodles, lettuce and cucumbers and topped it with the All Purpose Stir-fry (Brown Garlic Sauce) found on this site too!!!!

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Shelley Lisle July 18, 2004

Fabulous!!! The marinade is amazing....love the cinnamon and anise. I used chicken (as the poster mentioned), and this was really quick and easy to make. I used low sodium soy sauce, and think I'll reduce the amount of soy sauce next time, as I found it just a bit salty. But the pasta balances this out, especially if you cook it in unsalted water. Really great recipe that is easy enough for a weeknight after work, and delicious enough to be served on the weekends for a party. Thanks, Rita, for sharing your recipe. Made for photo tag!

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breezermom September 30, 2010

Couldn't get over how easy this was to prepare, & with VERY TASTY results ~ I really liked the combo of spices used here, especially the anise & cinnamon! Did this up for just my partner & I, but next time it'll be for company! OUTSTANDING! [Made & reviewed while in Asia during World Tour 4]

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Sydney Mike May 29, 2008

This is, by far, the best Grilled Pork recipe that I have tried. It has been a big hit with friends & co-workers. Very easy & quick, especially when done on the bar-b-que.

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bdburlingame December 28, 2004

this is simply delicious and a fun food for the family. i used 1/2c soy sauce and 1/2 c hoisin sauce for the marinade, and crumbled in 3 star anise. i roasted the pork indoors, and served it with bean thread noodles, romaine lettuce and additional marinade which i boiled down. can't wait to try this on the grill this summer!

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chia February 25, 2003
Vietnamese grilled pork wrapped in Lettuce