Vietnamese Grilled Pork Skewers Recipe

Vietnamese Grilled Pork Skewers Recipe

How To Make Vietnamese Grilled Pork Skewers

These grilled pork skewers are marinated with lemongrass and spices, cooked until crispy, and paired with a spicy and tangy dipping sauce.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 38 minutes



  • 1lbpork belly,cubed
  • 1fresh red chile pepper,minced
  • 3lemongrass stalks,minced
  • 3tbspfish sauce
  • 3garlic cloves,minced, or more to taste
  • 1tspmonosodium glutamate,(MSG)
  • 1tspwhite sugar
  • 1tspChinese five-spice powder
  • bamboo skewers

For Dipping Sauce:

  • ¼cupfish sauce
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 1fresh red chile pepper,minced, or more to taste
  • 1lime,juiced
  • 5garlic cloves,minced, or more to taste
  • 1tspmonosodium glutamate,(MSG), or to taste
  • 1cupwater


Pork Skewers:

  1. Combine the pork belly, red chile pepper, lemongrass, fish sauce, garlic, MSG, white sugar, and five-spice powder in a bowl.

  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours until marinated.

Dipping Sauce:

  1. Mix the fish sauce, sugar, red chile pepper, lime juice, garlic, and MSG together in a bowl.

  2. Let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour until dipping sauce for flavors meld. Pour in the water.

To Grill:

  1. Thread the marinated pork belly onto bamboo skewers. Preheat the grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Cook the pork skewers for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally until crisp.

  3. Serve with the dipping sauce, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 459.95kcal
  • Fat: 40.26g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.65g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.38g
  • Fiber: 0.69g
  • Sugar: 10.80g
  • Protein: 8.94g
  • Cholesterol: 54.43mg
  • Sodium: 1886.00mg
  • Calcium: 35.70mg
  • Potassium: 351.85mg
  • Iron: 1.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 26.77mg
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