Cambodian Grilled Pork Noodle Salad Recipe

January 3, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Cambodian Grilled Pork Noodle Salad Recipe

The Cambodian Grilled Pork Noodle Salad Recipe showcases the rich flavors of Khmer cuisine, known for its delicious and diverse dishes. Made from sliced pork shoulder marinated in a flavorful blend of brown sugar, garlic, shallot, lemongrass, black pepper, soy sauce, fish sauce, and olive oil, this recipe highlights the unique taste profile of Cambodian food.

To enhance the flavor, a fish sauce is prepared by combining boiling water, fish sauce, minced garlic, sugar, white vinegar, and lime juice. The dry ingredients are pounded into a paste using a mortar and pestle, creating a fragrant and aromatic base for the marinade. The pork is then marinated for several hours before being grilled to perfection or pan-fried.

For serving the noodle salad, rice noodles are cooked according to package instructions and drained under cold water. The dish is assembled by placing the noodles in a bowl, topped with chopped lettuce, sliced cucumbers, fresh basils, mint leaves, and bean sprouts. The grilled pork slices are added on top, and the flavorful fish sauce is drizzled over the dish. Crushed peanuts provide a delightful garnish, adding texture and nuttiness to the ensemble.

This Cambodian Grilled Pork Noodle Salad offers a harmonious combination of flavors and textures, making it a delightful and satisfying meal. Whether enjoyed as a refreshing lunch or dinner option, this recipe is a testament to the culinary excellence of Khmer cuisine.


1 1/2 lbs of sliced pork shoulder to 3 or 4 inches thick
1 1/2 tsp of brown sugar
1 tsp of garlic
1 tsp of shallot
3 tsp of minced lemon grass
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1 1/2 tsp of soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp of fish sauce
1 tsp of olive oil

For the fish sauce

1/2 cup of boiling water let cool
1/4 c of fish sauce
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of white vinegar
1/2 lime juice
Mix everything together and set aside, adjust to your taste
  1. In a mortar and pestle pound all the dry ingredients together to paste set aside
  2. In a bowl marinate the meat with all the ingredients and let it marinate for few hours before grilling.
  3. Grill the meat till it is done, or you can pan fry it.

To serve the noodle salad you need

Rice noodle cook according to the package, drain under cold water set aside
Lettuce chopped
Cucumber sliced
Crush peanut for garnish

Directions to make Cambodian Grilled Pork Noodle Salad Recipe

  1. When ready to serve put enough the noodle in a bowl for one serving
  2. Top with lettuce, cucumbers, basils, and beansprouts
  3. Then add sliced grill meat on the top
  4. Drizzle the fish sauce on the top mix them all together and serve with crush peanut for garnish.

Thank you and enjoy it

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 1403

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏129g 47%
Cholesterol ‏463mg 154%
Total Fat ‏32g 41%
Saturated Fat ‏8g 40%
Dietary Fiber ‏6g 21%
Protein ‏141g 282%
Sodium ‏2577mg 112%
Sugars ‏12g 24%


30 min


30 min




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