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Nem Chua (Pickled Sour Pork Sausage)

Nem chua is a Vietnamese cured pork sausage, available from Oriental stores. Very common food in Vietnam, rolling around by banana leaf. Most favorist in Thanh Hoa province.

Recipes of Nem chua


1 pound pork loin, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup fish sauce
4 ounces pork skin
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup uncooked rice, roasted and ground
banana leaves
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 small red chili, sliced
1/2 cup pickled baby leeks


1. Pound pork meat thin and marinate with a portion of the salt, sugar and fish sauce. Cook pork skin until golden; allow to cool and cut into fine strips. Gently saute the garlic in oil until fragrant, then add remaining fish sauce and sugar, and reduce to a thick consistency.
2. Combine pork meat, pork skin, garlic, fish sauce and the rice meal. Shape into patties and place on banana leaf. Add a slice of garlic and a slice of chili before wrapping the “sausage” in the leaf. Refrigerate for 2 days. Serve with pickled leeks.

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