Authentic Vietnamese Pork Chop Recipe

Authentic Vietnamese Pork Chop Recipe

Today Recipes | Authentic Vietnamese Pork Chop Recipe – This was really good and easy! I cooked the pork chops in a cast iron pan and the sugar from the marinade did start to burn but mostly just the pan, not the pork chops so it was fine, just a little extra clean up – next time I’ll try to let more sauce drip off (like it says). The lime is an amazing touch, I can’t wait to try this on tofu and shrimp.  Enjoy!


Preparation time                   Cook time

20 Minutes                             30 Minutes


  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 1″ thick-cut bone-in pork chops (about 2 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Lime halves (for serving)

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Authentic Vietnamese Pork Chop Recipe


  1. Whisk shallot, brown sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, and pepper in a shallow dish. Using a fork, pierce pork chops all over (to allow marinade to penetrate faster) and add to marinade in dish. Turn to coat. Cover and let pork chops marinate at room temperature, turning occasionally, 20 minutes.
  2. Remove pork chops from marinade, scraping off excess (reserve marinade for sauce). Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly season pork chops with salt. Cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Let pork chops rest 10 minutes before serving.
  3. Meanwhile, bring marinade to a boil in a small saucepan and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 4 minutes. Serve pork chops with reduced marinade and lime halves.
  4. Delicious and simple! Serve with some potato wedges.


Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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