This is one of the most popular dishes from the North of Vietnam where meat was more readily available. The texture of the grilled meat with the cold noodles and fresh herbs give it a light and healthy quality.
- 600gr minced pork
- 1 ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp sugar
- ¼ cup shallots, pounded
- 2 tblspn white spring onions, pounded
- 1 tblspn garlic, pounded
- 400gr rice vermicilli noodles
- 4 cups mixed herbs (see page 238)
- 2 quantities of sweet and sour sauce (see page 238)
Mix pork, salt, pepper, sugar, shallots, spring onions and garlic in a bowl.
Roll into small meatballs, flatten slightly. Char grill or pan fry for 4 minutes on each side. Serve on 4 plates with cold noodles, mixed herbs and sweet and sour sauce.
Serves 4 as a main.