Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls

Picture this: a quick and easy stir-fry bursting with flavors from the vibrant streets of Vietnam. This mouthwatering dish features ground pork that’s infused with a sweet and salty caramelization, making it absolutely irresistible. And the best part? You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. Get ready to dive into the delightful world of Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls!

Close up of pork mince stir fry - Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls

Vietnamese Stir Fry – Pork Mince Recipe

Ground pork, known as “mince” in Australia, is not only extremely affordable but also incredibly versatile. Though it may not be as fancy as dry-aged New York strip or gourmet quail, it certainly holds its own in the culinary world. You can whip up all the classics like Bolognese, meatballs, burgers, meatloaf, and Shepherd’s Pie with it. But sometimes, it’s refreshing to try something a little different, like this Vietnamese pork stir-fry.

What’s truly remarkable about this pork mince recipe is its simplicity. The ingredients list is refreshingly short, featuring chili, garlic, ginger, sugar, and fish sauce. That’s it! Just a handful of flavorful ingredients can transform ground pork into a sensational dish that will have you coming back for seconds.

Can I Make This Pork Stir Fry with Chicken or Beef Mince?

Absolutely! This recipe works wonders with chicken, beef, and turkey mince as well. Feel free to experiment and discover your favorite version!

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Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls - close up of pork mince recipe, stir fry

“This is a terrific ground pork recipe that tastes and sounds so exotic….yet it’s so easy!”

The secret to elevating this ground pork dish lies in caramelization. It’s rare to see ground meat recipes cooked this way, but those golden brown bits are the crowning glory that takes this dish from a pale brown-grey hue to a mouthwatering golden brown delight. Trust us, you’ll want to savor every bite straight from the skillet.

What You Need

The best part about this recipe is the short list of ingredients. No exaggeration here! While lemongrass is optional, it adds a delightful flavor that complements the dish perfectly.

Ingredients in Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls - pork mince recipe, stir fry

How to Make This Vietnamese Pork Mince Stir Fry

Preparing this pork mince stir fry is a breeze. In just six minutes, you’ll have a delicious meal ready to enjoy.

How to make Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls (pork mince recipe)

Authentic Vietnamese Roots

While I can’t guarantee this recipe is 100% authentic Vietnamese, I can assure you that the combination of ingredients I’ve used is. It’s a delicious adaptation inspired by the flavors I’ve experienced at Vietnamese restaurants here in Australia. Think of it as my homemade version of Vietnamese Caramel Pork, a famous specialty in Vietnamese cuisine.

Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls served over rice in a rustic bowl - ground pork recipe / pork mince recipe

How to Serve It

Serve this delectable pork stir fry over rice and savor every spoonful. Though it doesn’t come with a sauce, you won’t miss it because the flavors are intensified, and the pork mince mixes perfectly with the rice. To complete your meal, consider pairing it with a fresh side salad like Asian Slaw, cucumber and tomato wedges, or shredded lettuce, cucumber, and carrots for a classic Vietnamese Noodle Bowl experience. You can even make my Vietnamese Chicken Salad without the chicken for a refreshing, slaw-like side.

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Hope you enjoy this delightful Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls recipe. Happy cooking!

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