|Place of origin||Vietnam|
|Main ingredients||Ground pork, shallot, garlic, fish sauce.|
Nem nướng (literally "grilled spring rolls"), is Vietnamese grilled pork sausage or grilled meatball, and a popular Vietnamese food item, sometimes served as an individual appetizer or snack, or served with rice noodles or rice as a main course. Nem nướng is a specialty of Khánh Hòa Province (Nha Trang).
Nem nướng is a rustic dish, originating from Ninh Hoa - a northern district of Khanh Hoa province, about 30 km from the coastal city. Restaurants selling this dish are very popular, so you can easily find and enjoy this grilled spring roll right at the street vendors. The most delicious is to choose the type of thigh meat, mix it with the shaved pork skin, wash it, chop it, then pound it both, add sugar, seasoning, and pepper to infuse it, then roll it into a long ball, skewer it on a bamboo stick that has been prepared, grilled golden on charcoal stove.
Ingredients and cooking method
Nem nướng can be eaten alone as an appetizer or snack, and dipped in nước chấm ["dipping sauce"], or with a peanut dip. Nước chấm is fish sauce diluted with water and flavored with sugar, lime juice, chopped raw garlic, chopped fresh bird's eye chili (Thai chili)/cayenne pepper, and sometimes with vinegar. The peanut sauce is made of peanut butter and hoisin sauce, flavored with fish sauce and crushed garlic, topped with crushed roasted peanut. It is served with fresh vegetables such as lettuce, julienned pickled vegetables like carrots and white radishes, and fresh herbs like mint and basil.
The deliciousness of Nem nướng depends on the accompanying bowl of soy sauce, which is also considered the secret of each restaurant, determining the quality and deliciousness of the dish. The bowl of soy sauce with all the attractive flavors of sour, salty and sweet is made from more than 20 spices according to each chef's own heirloom secret. The main ingredients include sticky rice, soybeans, tomatoes, shrimp, lean meat, pureed pork liver mixed with sugar, garlic, chili...
Raw vegetables are served depending on the season, depending on the taste of each person that chooses. The plate of raw vegetables therefore becomes rich, including lettuce, fish paste, chives, basil, perilla, cucumber, banana, carrot, star fruit, pineapple, palanquin, thinly sliced mango... rice paper, in order to have delicious Nem nướng in Nha Trang, you must definitely use the right type of rice paper produced in Dien Thuy village, Khanh Hoa, although it looks a bit fragile but is soft, used to pack very well, clever.
- Nem (disambiguation)
- Chả lụa
- List of meatball dishes
- List of Vietnamese dishes
- Vietnamese cuisine
- Version by Emeril Lagasse on US Food Network.
- By Uyen Thy's Bếp Nhà Ta Nấu (in Vietnamese) (from SBTN)
- More Nem nướng cooking videos
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