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Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ Pork Recipe...

BY: Emily Chan

Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ Pork Recipe

Equipment Needed

1. medium skillet OR

baking sheet with rack

2. medium mixing bowl

Cooking Time



Serving Count




  • Omsom Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ Starter
  • 3/4 lb. skinless pork shoulder and/or belly
  • neutral cooking oil

Serve with:

Traditional: serve with Mama Pham’s Nước mắm (Dipping Fish Sauce), rice noodles, cucumber, cilantro, mint, and crushed peanuts.

Mix it up: serve on a bed of greens, cilantro, and mint.


Prep your pork:

  1. Slice pork thinly, about ¼ inch thick or less. (Pro tip: For easier thin slicing, firm the pork in the freezer for 20 minutes.)
  2. Season pork with ½ tsp. each of salt and pepper.
  3. Combine pork, 1 tsp. oil, and Omsom Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ starter in the mixing bowl.
  4. Stir to coat pork evenly. Marinate for at least 15 minutes or overnight for bolder flavor.

Let’s get cooking: 

In the oven: 

  1. Lay pork on a rack fitted in a lined baking sheet. Broil on the highest rack for 3 minutes. Flip pork and broil for another 2 minutes or until cooked through, watching closely to prevent burning.
  2. You’re done! Serve with some of our suggested favorites Enjoy!

On the stovetop:

  1. On medium high, heat 1 tbsp. oil (½ tbsp. if using pork belly) in the skillet for 2 minutes. Cook pork for 3 minutes, letting it sear on one side. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. You’re done! Serve with some of our suggested favorites Enjoy!


Watch the full recipe video here!


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