Vietnamese pork bun is a cool refreshing meal in a bowl perfect for those hot, sticky summer nights.
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vietnamese pork bun

If you haven't tried nuoc cham, this vietnamese pork bun is a good place to start.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: vietnamese pork bun
Servings: 2
Calories: 977kcal
Author: glebe kitchen



  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbsp soy
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek - srirachi would work as well
  • black pepper to taste

Vietnamese Pork Bun

  • 12 ounces pork loin - good or shoulder (better), sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 package of rice vermicelli
  • shaved carrot
  • sliced cucumber
  • green onion cut in 2 inch pieces
  • cilantro - chopped coarsely
  • mint leaves - chopped coarsely
  • Nuoc cham to serve

Nuoc Cham

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar - up to 3 if you like it a bit sweet
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce or more if you like it a bit saltier
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp sambal oelek - srirachi would work here as well


Vietnamese Pork Bun

  • Combine all marinade ingredients with the pork and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Pour boiling water over the rice noodles to soften (follow the instructions on the package) and chill the noodles. Running cold water over the noodles to chill works nicely.
  • Pre-heat your grill to medium hot. Dip a paper towel into some vegetable oil and rub the grill with it to help prevent sticking. and grill the pork until cooked through, about 3-5 minutes. Let the pork char a little bit. As always - this is better cooked over charcoal.
  • To serve, divide rice noodles into two bowls and top with chopped vegetables, cilantro and mint and pork. Pour 1/2 the nuoc cham over each bowl (or serve on the side and let people season to taste).

Nuoc Cham

  • Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat to a simmer. Cool and serve.


Serving: 2servings | Calories: 977kcal | Carbohydrates: 134g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 3217mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg