Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chop

Lemongrass Pork Chops are juicy, tender and full of sweet and savory flavors and infused with lemongrass fragrance. Served with the classic dipping fish sauce.

Serving: 2 Difficulty: Easy


  • 4 bone-in pork chop (about 1 lb 6 oz)
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp lemon grass, minced
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk scallion, chopped
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • steamed rice
  • 2 sunny eggs
  • 6 leaves lettuce
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced


  • Use the back of your knife to pound the pork chop. Be careful not to pound it too thin.
  • In a small bowl combine the "Marinade Pork Chop" ingredients except the pork chop and corn starch. Whisk to combine.
  • Coat the pork chop with corn starch first and then combine the pork chop with "Marinade Pork Chop" sauce in a mixing bowl and marinate for at least 1 hour. (or cover and refrigerate overnight.)
  • Place all ingredients for the dipping fish sauce in a sauce bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Heat your pan to medium heat and add ½ tablespoon oil. When it's hot, add chopped scallions. Mix scallions in the pan for about 20 seconds or until softened. Set Aside.
  • Heat your non-stick pan to medium high heat and add the 1 tablespoon oil. When it's shimmering hot, add pork chops.
  • Sear on one side until they are nice and golden brown on the first side, about 3 minutes. Add a little more oil if needed. Flip and sear the other side until browned, about 3 minutes. (Cooking time can vary based on the thickness of the pork chops.)
  • Fill serving plates with rice, then top with pork chop, egg, lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Drizzle everything with the dipping fish sauce and add 1 teaspoon scallion oil over pork chop.


  • For chopped lemongrass, you can use frozen or fresh. If you use frozen, you can save more time.