Easy Vietnamese Ham Recipe

Vietnamese ham is a sticky, sweet, brown, and crispy dish that is popular all over Southeast Asia. It’s easy to make, and with just a few ingredients, you can make a healthy, homemade Vietnamese ham that will rival any restaurant-style dish.

Vietnamese ham is a bit different from regular ham. It’s made from pork shoulder and is typically smoked. It works well as a sandwich filling or as an appetizer. Here’s a simple recipe that will help you get a head start on your holiday meal preparations.

I can’t believe I’ve never tried Vietnamese ham before, it looks so tempting! It’s salty, sweet and a bit spicy. I think I’ll make some and share it with you guys.

Easy Vietnamese Ham Recipe

In Vietnam and Cambodia, this simple Vietnamese ham recipe is extremely popular. You may eat it as a snack, use it to create noodle soup, or add it to a salad. To make this ham even more delectable, you’ll need excellent pork, such as pork loin.


Pork loin, chopped into tiny pieces, 2 12 pounds    
2 tablespoons soy sauce    
1 teaspoon powdered garlic    
1 teaspoon powdered onion    
1/2 teaspoon pepper (black or white)    
sugar (one spoonful)    

Ingredients that are wet

a third of a cup of hot water    
1 tablespoon powdered baking soda    
1 tablespoon tapioca flour    
Combine all ingredients and put aside.    

Easy Vietnamese Ham Recipe Instructions

  1. In a food processor, grind all of the ingredients to a paste (I mean very fine paste or it won’t work), then add the wet ingredients and mix until everything is combined.
  2. Remove the beef from the freezer and divide it into four little loaves using high quality transparent plastic wrap. Wrap each loaf in three pieces of plastic wrap to form a circular shape (do one layer of wrap at a time then add the next layer)
  3. Place each loaf on a steamer (depending on the size of your steamer, I may steam all 4 loaves) and steam for 30 minutes (the ham should be done after 30 minutes) before slicing. Serve as an appetizer or snack, warm or cold.




Kung Pao Chicken Recipe is a related recipe.

daily value in percent

13 g of total carbohydrate (5% of total carbohydrate)

454mg 151 percent Cholesterol

79 grams of total fat (101%)

Saturated Fat (Saturated Fat) (Saturated Fat) (Saturated Fat) (

1 gram of dietary fiber = 4%

312 percent protein 156g

Sodium 1745mg (76%)

Sugars (8%, 16%): 8 g

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Growing up, I had a grandmother who was a good cook. She made all kinds of wonderful dishes, but one of her favorites was Vietnamese ham. The recipe is simple, but if you can’t find Vietnamese ham, you can also use ham from the butcher section at your local grocery store. Serve with Naan Bread.. Read more about cha lua dishes and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vietnamese ham made of?

Ham is made of pork, usually with a mixture of salt, water, and curing salt.

How do you reheat chả lụa?

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How do you serve a Vietnamese ham?

You can serve a Vietnamese ham by slicing it into thin strips, then frying it in a pan with some oil.

Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.