Grilled Pork Chops (Suon Nuong) on Rice

have you ever gone to a Vietnamese restaurant

and look through their menu and see a dish called grilled pork chops on broken rice?

Don’t worry; just order it! cause it’s super good!

Baby had it recently at Footscray and I decided to try and replicate what he had. haha

doesn’t look too bad right? haha

just a piece of pork chop, with Bi (Pork skin with shredded pork, roasted rice powder, and garlic powder), sunny side up, curried spinach and long grain rice (instead of broken rice)

what is broken rice?

(picture taken from

Com Tam (Broken Rice) : Taken from Ravenous Couple

Tam refers to the broken rice grains while com refers to cooked rice and found in most   Asian markets in the rice section. According to a knowledgeable source, this type of rice was the left over broken pieces of rice that Vietnamese rice farmers couldn’t sell, so they used it for themselves. Very traditional and great texture wise, and probably not as scented as long grain jasmine rice. Not an absolute requirement if you can’t find it. Substitute long grain jasmine rice if not available.

and im glad both baby and Cheok enjoyed it. (:

it’s not difficult too! so give it a try!

Grilled Pork Chops (updated from Ravenous Couple)

Ingredients :

3 Pork Chops (On the bone or off the bone)

1 1/2 tbs fish sauce

1 tbs sugar

1 tbs thick soy sauce

1 tbs olive oil

2 tbs chopped garlic

Bi (Pork skin with shredded pork, roasted rice powder, and garlic powder) – Can be bought at Footscray Market

Egg – The way you like it

Steps :

1. Marinade pork chops with fish sauce, sugar, thick soy sauce and garlic for at least 2 hours

2. Heat a frying pan and add the oil. Pan fry till you get a nice dark caramelised colour (the thick soy sauce will do just that). Serve with rice, egg and Bi.

Curried Spinach

300g spinach

Salt and pepper to season

2 tbs curry powder

2 tbs water

2 cloves of garlic, sliced

1 tbs olive oil

Steps :

1. Heat a wok/frying pan and oil, add the garlic and fry till it is about to turn brown.

2. Add the spinach and fry till soft.

3. Add the curry powder and stir till incorporated. Add the water and allow it to simmer for a while.

4. Ready to be served. (:

Easy. and Yummy! hehe give it a try!

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