Thit Xien Nuong Recipe – Vietnamese Grilled Pork Skewer, flavorful and tasty of Hanoi authentic food

It is undeniable that each grilled pork skewer is very aromatic and mouth-watering whenever trying it in Hanoi. The recipe for the great thit xien nuong is not difficult at all. Then let us learn how to make the dish as delectable as in the restaurants.

Hanoi thit xien nuong – grilled pork skewer is available anywhere from street-food stalls, snack shops to the luxurious restaurants.

Vietnamese Grilled Pork


  • 500 grams pork meat
  • 30gr fresh galangal
  • 2 cloves lemongrasses
  • Coriander seeds: 10 grams
  • 5gr turmeric roots
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 25 grams salt
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • 10 ml soy sauce
  • Fried white sesame
  • Besides, you need to prepare bamboo skewers (that can be available in stores selling fry items)

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Step 1.

Remove shells of turmeric roots, galangal and lemongrass. Thinly chopped all of them then place to grinder then grind together with coriander seeds. Many people use grinder to pound the mixture. However, recommends you should pound by hand to make the meat have amazing fragrance.

Step 2.

To get the tasty thit xien nuong and it is not be dried, bacon or lean shoulder are the best choices. After buying, clean them, then slice into small and long pieces to skewer easily.

Step 3.

Use the minced spices mixture in Step 1 with soy sauce and lemon juice to marinate meat. Wear gloves and well mix meat to be absorbed all sides with spices. Then leave the meat bowl to the refrigerator in 2-4 hours. The recipe of Vietnamese Grilled Pork Skewer marinade will bring delish and authentic flavor

Step 4

Soak all skewers into water aiming to avoid being fired while putting on the grill. Then, thread meat onto the skewers as the below picture.

Step 5

Wrap meat around the bamboo skewers and thread the other head of meat. Remember to slice meat into the small and long strips (not the pieces) that make meat firm and easy to eat

Continue to thread until the bamboo skewer is full, then turn to other skewers.

Step 6: 

After thread all the meat, place them to the charcoal stove to grill about 10 minutes. Usually rotate the skewers to grill all sides and avoid being fired. There are many variations to grill concluding electric grill, toaster but the best choice is charcoal grill stove.

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When meat is being grilled well with the amazing fragrance, take out the skewers, discard the burned parts, cut the pointed parts of skewers, and roll the skewers by fried white sesame. At that time, you can enjoy! Notably, thit xien nuong – grilled pork skewer on charcoal stove used with chili sauce is incredibly yummy and each heating skewer absorbed the aromatic flavor of lemongrass, galangal, coriander seeds.

It is amazing if you serve thit xien nuong – grilled pork skewer with noodles and sour-sweet sauce, especially in the cool weather.

For Hanoi people, consuming thit xien nuong after working time is the fantastic preference. Street-food stalls with charcoal stove and marinated grilled-skewers as well as spiralling smoke will absolutely attract all people on the roads those maybe stop and try at least 1-2 skewers to satisfy their wishes. Wish you make the perfect Vietnamese Thit xien nuong!

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