Vietnamese Pork Loin with Spicy Crunchy Slaw

Just a quick 15 minutes marinate turns this pork loin to a juicy, tender midweek stellar meal.  This Vietnamese Pork recipe is an epic Vietnamese food specialty that’s easy to recreate in your own home with no hustle.

This Vietnamese Pork is one of those gems that seem exotic, yet unbelievably, simple and EASY! Also, you can find all the ingredients in your local store or super market if you don’t have a close to you Asian store.

The pork is marinated for 15 minutes and this is enough time to create an a epic dish. Tender, juicy pieces of heavenly delicious caramelized pork served with fragrant, fluffy Jasmin rice and a crunchy Vietnamese slaw.

Sweet, Savory, Spicy – all this and much more flavors are packed in this incredible dish!

I promise you that this will become your favorite dish from the very first bite.

The pictures don’t do justice of the amazing flavors that are in this plate.

Vietnamese food is known for its pork recipes. Authentic Vietnamese food such as this pork recipe is popular now all around the world. After one bite, you’ll understand why.

This recipe is for all Asian Food Lovers.

I love recipes like this one. Exotic, colorful and full of bursting flavors.


  • It’s done in 30 minutes
  • Easy weeknight dinner
  • Have amazing flavor
  • It is low budget and an amazing flavorful dinner/lunch


  • Marinating your meat is very important. You can marinate it from 15 minutes up to 24 hours. The longer you marinate, the more flavor your meat will have.
  • Grill it or cook it on the stove. You will end up with equally delicious meat
  • Cook the pork loin on batches. Don’t overcrowd the pan otherwise, the meat will steam and will not caramelize the way you want

How to serve Vietnamese Pork Loin

Because the glaze has quite a strong flavor, I like to serve this with plain white rice. Steamed jasmine rice would be on point. And, for a fresh side, a crunchy Asian Slaw Salad. The fresh flavor will be great to balance the richness of the pork.

You Need:

Pork loin fillet4-5 oz.
Fish Sauce3 tbsp.
Maggi Sauce3 tbsp.
Garlic cloves, finely grated2
Honey 1 tbsp.
Turmeric1/4 tsp.
Ground Black Pepperto taste
Vegetable Oil2 tbsp.
Sugar1 tsp.
Dry Chili Flakes1/4 tsp.
Fresh Lime Juice1 tsbp.

For Serving and Garnish:

Steamed Rice
Green onion
Asian Slaw
Fried Egg-Optional
Cucumber Slices


Cover the pork loin slices with baking paper or clear film and use a rolling pin or saucepan to pound to an even 1.5 cm thickness.

For the pork marinade, whisk together the fish sauce, garlic, sugar, honey, chili flakes, Maggi Sauce, lime juice, turmeric and pepper. Pour mixture over the pork and marinate for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the Asian Slaw Salad.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. and cook the pork for 3-4 minutes each side until just cooked through.  Remove from heat to rest for 2 minutes.

Serve the pork with rice, Asian Slaw and cucumber slices.


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