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  • Writer's pictureMai Le

RECIPE: Vietnamese Pork Patties

I'm always learning new Vietnamese recipes forThisit's my kids. Growing up I had such awesome memories of smelling and watching my mama cook all the delicious recipes she would make. Fast forward now with my kids I am always creating Vietnamese dishes I had from my childhood and sharing them with my kids.

Which is why I'm sharing this yummy grilled pork patties recipe with you. And let me say it's a hit. My oldest requests this dish on daily. It's such a super simple dish to make with so much flavour. The thing I love most about Vietnamese dishes... they are super simple to make and oh so yummy.


- a package of ground Pork

- 3 tbsp garlic plus (salt seasoning)

- 4 tbsp of sugar

- 2 tbsp lemon juice

- 2 tbsp of fish sauce

- 2 tbsp vinegar

- 1 tbsp dried garlic

- sprig of Thyme

- 2 tbsp of lemon grass (I didn't have any, but it adds so much to the dish)

- tomato/cucumber for garnish

- steamed rice


  1. Preheat dutch oven pot to medium high heat

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, thyme, 1 tbsp of sugar, and garlic plus seasoning.

  3. Form the ground pork into little patties. (You can form the patties into your desired size)

  4. Once the patties are formed place them into the dutch oven pot and cook each side till their golden brown. Once each side is golden brown take the patties off the heat and let them cool down for a few minutes.

  5. In a cleaned dutch oven pot, pour in the lemon juice, fish sauce, vinegar, dried garlic and remaining sugar into the pot. Let it come to a simmer and place in meat patties.

  6. Continue to stir and let the sauce combine with the patties. Cook for about 10 minutes.

  7. Serve the meat patties with some steamed rice, cucumber and tomato slices.

What are some yummy traditional meals do you make for your kiddos??? I'd love to hear your meal ideas.

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