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Nem Nuong Cuon Spring Rolls with Grilled Pork Patties

Nem nuong is a delicious garlicky pork sausage that's grilled and can be eaten in a noodle bowl or rolled.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: nem nuong, pork, spring roll
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Hong and Kim


Nem Nuong

  • 2 lbs. pork finely ground
  • 2 tbs garlic finely minced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbs salt
  • 1/2 tbs pepper ground
  • 4 tsp baking powder alsa brand single acting
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 ts red food coloring or 1 tsp nuoc mau optional and found in most asian groceries or make your own

Nem Nuong Cuon

  • 1 package of rice paper wrapper 3 bamboo or 3 ladies brand
  • 1 wheat egg roll wrappers small square or large cut in quarters
  • 1 ts corn or tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Lettuce
  • cucumbers thinly sliced rectangles (about 1 x 3 inches)
  • pickled carrots and daikon
  • mint
  • chives
  • basil
  • perilla
  • Nuoc mam cham
  • For Fried Egg Roll Wrappers


Nem Nuong:

  • Combine pork, garlic, salt, pepper and sugar in mixing of a bowl of a stand mixer bowl and mix well with a paddle until it becomes slightly tacky. In separate smaller bowl, combine baking powder, water, drop of red food coloring or caramel syrup (this adds a very nice color to the pork when grilled) and stir as it will fluff and foam.
  • Fold the baking powder mixture into the meat and slowly mix again until its incorporated. It be smooth and tacky and slightly sticky. Chill for at least 21 hour. Keep a bowl of water handy and keep your hands moist for easy handling.Form into sausages about the 5 inches in length. Once formed, you can grill right away or refrigerate and chill when ready.
  • Pan grill about 4-5 min per side. If you plan to grill on an outdoor grill, form patties around the skewer like a kebab.

Fried Egg Roll Wrappers:

  • Make a paste using the corn/tapioca starch and water. Roll the wheat egg roll wrappers into small tight cigars and seal with paste. Fry until golden brown, drain and set aside.

Nem Nuong Cuon


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1mg
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