Vietnamese/Chinese Pork Chops Recipe -
Vietnamese/Chinese Pork Chops Recipe
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Vietnamese/Chinese Pork Chops

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"My mom and I developed this recipe together. We call it Vietnamese/Chinese because the fish sauce is from Vietnamese cuisine and 5 spice powder from Chinese cuisine. It is our favorite marinade for pork chops. If you buy your pork chops from an Asian market, let them know what you're cooking. Generally, the thinner the chop, the better."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    8 hrs 25 mins


  1. Whisk together the brown sugar, honey, fish sauce, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, five-spice powder, sesame oil, shallot, garlic, onion, lemon grass, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the pork chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat or preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Cook until the pork chops are no longer pink in the center, about 4 minutes on each side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2010

Kids and Hubby LOVED this. There wasn't a single leftover and they asked me to make more chops the next time I made it. Served with steamed jasmine rice and fresh sliced cucumber. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 16, 2010

I really like trying new recipes, and my family is far from finicky about trying whatever I put before them. I'm giving the recipe one star because it's the lowest option. This recipe doesn't deserve it though.


17 Ratings

Jan 28, 2011

Just made this marinade and I'm blown away how wonderful it is...Years ago my husband and I went to Las Vegas and had these thin Vietnamese pork chops that were just incredible...I finally know how to make them! Thank you for sharing! I'll also be using this marinade on some Mahi Mahi...Its amazing!

Jan 05, 2011

This was an excellent marinade. Granted, I took a couple of liberties, like adding Vietnamese Chili Paste and using it on chicken instead of pork, but it was fantastic, and my family loved it. They can't wait until I make it the next time; I had to fight them away from my griddle while I was cooking because the smell was so intoxicating!

Nov 17, 2011

My husband and I LOVE the marinade for this! It tastes so good with boneless chicken breasts as well!

Oct 03, 2011

Very good pork chops- These are similar to what my husband and I get at our local vietnamese restaurant. This is our regular go-to recipe for pork chops, and is especially great on the grill! I wouldn't change a thing! Definitely a keeper!

Aug 17, 2011

This was a lot of work for pork chops, but I think it was worth it. I substituted the vegetable oil in the marinade with hot chili oil, green scallions for the called for scallions, and I left out the salt. Mine burned on the bottom on med-high, so next time I will cook it on medium heat with more frequent turns. Left overs were also exquisitely delicious as well!

Jun 07, 2010

I can't wait until we eat this! I've just finished making the marinate and it is EXACTLY what I was aiming for - it smells so delicious! Summer bbq here we come. Note: these were delicious sliced up and served with rice noodles, shredded carrot, cucumber, bean sprouts, peanuts. On their own, they would be a bit sweet for me, but very tasty. My 2-year old said "yummy!" and that is a bonus.


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  • Calories
  • 416 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 814 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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