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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Pork Corn Anyone?

This is another very simple Vietnamese recipe.  After looking at quite a few recipes, i realised that Fish Sauce is a common ingredient in many Vietnamese dishes and it is quite amazing how this sauce brings out the umami flavor.

I decided to give this dish a try because i find this combination of pork and corn quite unique.  The contributor of the recipe mentioned that the inspiration for this dish came from a trend to include sweet corn in steamed rice.  All it takes is to marinade thin meat slices with some salt and pepper then stir fry it with corn kernels and some seasoning.  The contributor also suggested that the dish will go well with prawn crackers but i didn't have any on hand to try out unfortunately.

 A sweet and savory combination that went well with rice.  

Recipe-Fried Pork Belly with Sweet Corn Recipe (Thịt Ba Chỉ Xào Bắp)
Source: Vietnamese Food

  • 1 – 2 sweet corns (1 cup corn kernels)
  • 200g pork belly (160g pork belly)
  • Fish sauce,  (2 tbsp)
  • Spring onion (omitted)
  • Purple onion (3 shallots, sliced thinly)
  • Maggie Seasoning Powder (omitted) 
  • Onion (omitted)
  • Chili powder (omitted)
  • Salt 
  1. Remove kernels from corn cob or use readily available kernels.
  2. Clean pork belly, slice thinly then marinade with ½ teaspoon salt and a some freshly ground black pepper.  Set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat a little oil, stir fry shallots until fragrant.
  4. Add in pork belly slices and fry quickly over medium heat.
  5. Add some chili powder if favoured.
  6. When meat is cooked, add in corn kernel and fry for another 5-7 minutes or until corn is cooked.  
  7. Season with fish sauce and salt to suit preference.  It is ready when it smells fragrant.
  8. Garnish with sliced spring onion.
  9. Serve hot.

          The addition of cherry tomatoes was a personal touch from me to use up some that i had on hand, making it healthier and to brighten up the dish a little.  If used add in after sweet corn is cooked and just give it a quick mix.

          "I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest - Indochina hosted by Kelly Siew Cooks."


          pork the name you gave to this dish. Talking abt fish sauce, i do think believe that it came be a secret ingredient to many delicious dishes. i came upon a lady selling fish ball noodles here, the soup is clear but quite tasty and she told me that one of the ingredient she put in is fish sauce!

          Looks delicious! Great way to use fresh summer corn. :)

          Simple dish and yes, they do love their fish sauce. Looks delicious on top of your bowl of very fluffy rice:D

          This dish looks simple in ingredients; but I can say this is a good home cooked food.

          Looks tasty and simple to cook! I always have fish sauce on hand nowadays and I love to use it for seasoning or in dipping sauces.

          Yummy! Looks like a tasty dish to go with rice. Thank you for your submission!

          A lovely stir-fry! Nice to serve with the steamed rice.

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