Spicy Grilled Pork Salad

by - March 25, 2013

For today recipe,  I prepared very refreshing Spicy Grilled Pork Salad (Nam Tok Moo, นํ้าตกหมู) because it's been a while since I have shared Thai style salad. Spicy Grilled Pork salad is a very popular north eastern dish served at many street stalls in Bangkok. I hope you enjoy making this easy salad at home. 

The keys to making this delicious meat salad are the PORK and "dressing". 

Pork: I highly recommend you to use pork butt for this salad because they  contain enough fat that carries the flavors over your taste buds. 

Dressing : I like my salad dressing super hot and very spicy but this is up to you but please be generous with the amount of herbs and spices, e.g, shallots, peppermint leaves. Also for the best texture, don't skip the toasted ground rice, then you will get spicy grilled pork salad with the restaurant taste . 

Sweet – not an essential element of this recipe but can help lessen the acidic and balance the flavor so don't forget to add a pinch of sugar to your salad. 

Below is my Spicy Grilled Pork Salad (Nam Tok Moo, นํ้าตกหมู) recipe.

                                                 Yields 2-3 servings Clock30 minutes
                                                              200 grams pork butt
                                                                  for the marinate 
                                                            1 tablespoon oyster sauce
                                                       1/2 tablespoon Thai light soy sauce 

                                                                     for the dressing 
                                                   good handful of peppermint leaves 
                                                   1 stalk spring onion, sliced thinly 
                                                       3-4 medium shallots, slice thinly 
                                                                     150 ml. water 
                                                          1 tablespoon fish sauce 
                                                  1 tablespoon toasted ground rice
                                                        1 tablespoon chili powder 
                                                           3/4 tablespoon lime juice 
                                                                   a pinch of sugar 
1. Cut the pork into bite size pieces, marinate with the oyster sauce and Thai light soy sauce for 30 minutes, then grill it.
 2. Transfer the pork into a small pot, add in water, bring to the boil. 

3. Add in shallots, season with fish sauce, toasted ground rice, chili powder, lime juice and  sugar. Add in spring onion and peppermint leaves, remove from heat. 
4. Serve hot with a plate of warm glutinous rice. Enjoy! 

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  1. I love your photos and plating. I would love to have this with warm cooked rice TODAY!

  2. @Nippon Nin
    Thank you. I love you photos too.

  3. I love this type of Thai salad and yes, I usually have it with pork. Looks lovely served with the crisp lettuce leaves. xx

  4. @Hotly Spiced
    Thank you for your comment. Have a nice day!