Recipe: Vietnamese BBQ pork skewer

Recipe: Vietnamese BBQ pork skewer

Are you scouring the internet for a simple yet delicious recipe? Well, we’ve got a treat for you! If you’re having some friends over, why not surprise them with some savoury and smoky delights with this Vietnamese BBQ pork skewer recipe? I’m sure they’ll be delightfully surprised.

Vietnamese BBQ Pork Skewers are considered a classic and popular street snack in Vietnam. You could probably find many roadside stalls on the streets of Vietnam where the owner is busy grilling some deliciously marinated pork skewers on a small open charcoal grill. No locals can resist that mouth-watering aroma! These street delights are so delicious and so popular that it is now available in most Vietnamese restaurants all over the world.

Therefore, if you’re planning to make these savoury delights, here’s the recipe below! You’ll find that the process is relatively simple, and the most important thing is the marinade. It should take you no more than an hour, with ingredients widely available in local grocers or supermarkets.

Ingredients (6 servings):

    • 450g pork belly
    • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
    • 2 lemongrass stalks (minced)
    • 1 fresh red chilli pepper (minced)
    • 2 tbsp fish sauce
    • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
    • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ½ tsp black pepper
    • Bamboo skewers
  • Dipping Sauce:

    • 1 cup of water
    • ¼ cup of fish sauce
    • ¼ cup of white sugar
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 1 lime (juiced)
    • 1 fresh red chilli pepper (minced)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the red chile pepper, lemongrass, fish sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add in the pork belly and coat each slice well. Cover and place it in the refrigerator to let it marinate for an hour.
  3. Dipping sauce: Meanwhile, start to make the dipping sauce by combining all the dipping sauce ingredients (except water) in a bowl. Set aside the sauce for 30 minutes before adding the water.
  4. Take the marinade out of the refrigerator and thread the pork belly slices onto the bamboo skewers.
  5. Preheat the grill on high heat. Cook the pork skewers for about 8 minutes, occasionally turning to ensure both sides are cooked through.
  6. Serve with the dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Vietnamese BBQ Pork Skewer Recipe

There you have it – delicious Vietnamese BBQ pork skewers to enjoy! If you’re looking for more Vietnamese recipes to go with your pork skewers, check our these recipes for Vietnamese Seafood Fried Noodles and Vietnamese Baguette with Grilled Pork Patties.

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Article Written By Mico Hu

Mico is a professional creative writer in Foodpanda. She writes about travel, fashion, and food. Also, she enjoy travelling to new places and also eating delicious food.

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