My mom and I developed this recipe together. We call it Vietnamese/Chinese because the fish sauce is from Vietnamese cuisine and 5 spice powder from Chinese cuisine. It is our favorite marinade for pork chops. If you buy your pork chops from an Asian market, let them know what you're cooking. Generally, the thinner the chop, the better.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the brown sugar, honey, fish sauce, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, five-spice powder, sesame oil, shallot, garlic, onion, lemon grass, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the pork chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

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  • Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat or preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Cook until the pork chops are no longer pink in the center, about 4 minutes on each side.

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Nutrition Facts

416 calories; 24.5 g protein; 15 g carbohydrates; 63.1 mg cholesterol; 814.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
Kids and Hubby LOVED this. There wasn't a single leftover and they asked me to make more chops the next time I made it. Served with steamed jasmine rice and fresh sliced cucumber. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2010
I really like trying new recipes and my family is far from finicky about trying whatever I put before them. I'm giving the recipe one star because it's the lowest option. This recipe doesn't deserve it though. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
Kids and Hubby LOVED this. There wasn't a single leftover and they asked me to make more chops the next time I made it. Served with steamed jasmine rice and fresh sliced cucumber. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
Just made this marinade and I'm blown away how wonderful it is...Years ago my husband and I went to Las Vegas and had these thin Vietnamese pork chops that were just incredible...I finally know how to make them! Thank you for sharing! I'll also be using this marinade on some Mahi Mahi...Its amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
This was an excellent marinade. Granted I took a couple of liberties like adding Vietnamese Chili Paste and using it on chicken instead of pork but it was fantastic and my family loved it. They can't wait until I make it the next time; I had to fight them away from my griddle while I was cooking because the smell was so intoxicating! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
Very good pork chops- These are similar to what my husband and I get at our local vietnamese restaurant. This is our regular go-to recipe for pork chops and is especially great on the grill! I wouldn't change a thing! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/16/2010
I really like trying new recipes and my family is far from finicky about trying whatever I put before them. I'm giving the recipe one star because it's the lowest option. This recipe doesn't deserve it though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2011
My husband and I LOVE the marinade for this! It tastes so good with boneless chicken breasts as well! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2011
This was a lot of work for pork chops but I think it was worth it. I substituted the vegetable oil in the marinade with hot chili oil green scallions for the called for scallions and I left out the salt. Mine burned on the bottom on med-high so next time I will cook it on medium heat with more frequent turns. Left overs were also exquisitely delicious as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
I can't wait until we eat this! I've just finished making the marinate and it is EXACTLY what I was aiming for - it smells so delicious! Summer bbq here we come. Note: these were delicious sliced up and served with rice noodles shredded carrot cucumber bean sprouts peanuts. On their own they would be a bit sweet for me but very tasty. My 2-year old said "yummy!" and that is a bonus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2010
Didn't realize until too late that it had to marinate for 8 hours. Only marinated for 3 1/2 hrs and it was FABULOUS! Can't wait to try and see how great this recipe is when I marinate for the required amount of time! Read More
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