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5 from 3 votes

Bún Nem Nướng Recipe - Vietnamese Grilled [Ground] Pork With Noodles

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Hungry Huy


  • 1 pound pork 20% fat
  • 1 pack medium thickness rice noodles


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons potato starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 tsp single-acting Alsa baking powder about 1/2 the bag
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 tsp water
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)


  • green or red leaf lettuce shredded
  • mint – rau thơm
  • Vietnamese perilla – tiá tô
  • Vietnamese balm – kinh giới
  • cucumbers sliced



  • Mix all seasoning ingredients in a bowl and mix. It will bubble from the baking powder.
  • After everything is dissolved, add the pork and mix well.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night, or freeze for about 1 hour or until slightly firm. The purpose is to thicken it up.
  • Although the butcher ground it 4 times, blend this one final time in a food processor after marinating so it becomes stickier and easier to form shapes with.
  • Form into desired shapes--usually balls or logs.
  • Steam for about 10 minutes so the shape holds
  • Deep fry or grill to add color and finish cooking.