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!
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.
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!!!!
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!
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]
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.
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!