I ate the 'Grilled Pork Chops and Vietnamese Crushed Rice'. How do I make it at home?
February 20, 2007 11:38 AM   Subscribe

FoodFilter: I recently ate in Republic Noodle in NYC while on a visit there. I ate the 'Grilled Pork Chops and Vietnamese Crushed Rice'. It was tasty. How can I make it at home?

Their website is here: http://www.thinknoodles.com
It's option '32' on the menu.

I think the chops are soy/honey/ginger type glaze - I can probably replicate that. But my Google-Fu fails on the rice!
It looked like each grain literally had been crushed - and it had a mild flavour that I can't remember exactly, but it was goood.

Can anyone find me a recipe?

Yes, I've googled, and I even mailed them but had no reply :(
posted by nafrance to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's often called "broken rice" (it's the grains that broke during milling) and you can buy it at your local Asian supermarket. It's primarily used in Vietnamese and Indonesian cooking.
posted by desuetude at 12:22 PM on February 20, 2007

I believe there is some rice vinegar in the rice. Good dish.
posted by mattbucher at 12:27 PM on February 20, 2007

You can Google for specific recipes, but the gist of Vietnamese pork chop marinade is:

- fish sauce
- sugar
- garlic/shallot
- lime juice

Marinate a couple hours and grill. Make sure your chops are sliced THIN. Garnish with Cilantro.
posted by mkultra at 12:55 PM on February 20, 2007

BTW, this marinade also works very well with beef, preferably something like flank steak, served sliced. I also prefer brown/unrefined sugar, which adds a nice depth to mellow out the fish sauce.
posted by mkultra at 12:57 PM on February 20, 2007

Thanks all! I'll go hunting round the Asian supermarket tomorrow...
posted by nafrance at 3:03 PM on February 20, 2007

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