Vietnamese Spiced Pork

Vietnamese Spiced Pork

This interesting Vietnamese grilled dish combines pork with the sweet spice of anise and cinnamon. The longer the pork is marinated, the more flavorful the dish. To serve according to Vietnamese tradition, wrap in lettuce leaves, with noodles and fresh mint and cilantro leaves inside.

Cuisine: Vietnamese
Prep Time: 20 Minutes plus 1 Hour Marinating Time
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings


1 pound(s) Pork tenderloin
1/2 teaspoon(s) Cinnamon, ground
1/2 teaspoon(s) Anise, freshly ground
1 tablespoon(s) Ginger, chopped
1 tablespoon(s) Sugar
1/2 teaspoon(s) Garlic, chopped
Lettuce leaves
Mint leaves
Cilantro leaves
1 cup(s) Vermicelli noodles, cooked


Cut pork into 8 to 10 strips.
Combine marinade ingredients. Add meat and marinate meat for 1 hour.
Grill or broil pork until done, about 10-15.
Arrange lettuce leaves, mint, cilantro, and noodles on a serving platter. To serve, wrap hot meat, mint, cilantro, and noodles in lettuce leaves.