Sticky Thai pork

This easy recipe can be on the table in half an hour! With flavour-packed Thai-style pork mince, served up with vermicelli noodles in a bowl, it's sure to be a hit. Sprinkle peanuts on top for added texture.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Sticky Thai pork
  • 100 gram dried rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 500 gram minced pork
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 long red chilli, chopped
  • 2/3 cup finely grated palm sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 1 bunch broccolini, chopped
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, toasted, chopped
  • fried shallots, lime wedges to serve


Sticky Thai pork
  • 1
    In a large heatproof bowl, cover noodles with boiling water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Drain well.
  • 2
    In a wok or large frying pan, heat oil on high. Stir-fry pork for 4-5 minutes until browned, breaking up lumps.
  • 3
    Add onion, garlic and chilli and stir-fry for 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a plate.
  • 4
    In same wok, heat combined sugar, juice and fish sauce until boiling. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until reduced and sticky.
  • 5
    Return mince mixture to pan with broccolini and half each coriander and peanuts. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Toss noodles through.
  • 6
    Serve topped with remaining coriander, nuts and fried shallots. Accompany with lime wedges if liked.


If liked, accompany with sliced carrot and cucumber tossed in rice wine vinegar. If palm sugar is unavailable, use brown sugar.

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