Chả Huế (Pork tamale Huế style)

A tiny parcel, CHẢ HUẾ is tasty and, usually present in HUẾ NOODLE SOUP (Bún Bò Huế). It is originated from Huế (Middle of Vietnam). And now, It is very popular in Vietnamese cuisine.



  • 1 kg minced pork (30% to 40% fat)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200 gr garlic cloves, minced
  • 100 gr black peppercorn, cracked
  • 40 ml fish sauce, good quality
  • 10 gr sugar
  • 30 gr cornstarch (or arrowroot starch, tapioca starch)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Banana leaves for wrapping


  1. In mixing bowl, mix minced meat with salt, fish sauce, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, garlic then keep in freezer about 1 hour.
  2. Put marinated meat into food processor, blend well, add some ice water and cooking oil (1 tbsp) during process. Maintaining the meat at temperature about 2 to 3 degree C. Put back to freezer 1 hour more.
  3. Take meat out from freezer, then continuing blend meat in food processor until become smooth paste (Called forcemeat), add cracked black peppercorn, mix well.
  4. Now, wrap the forcemeat with banana leaves into small parcels (like TAMALE), tie carefully then steam them about 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked well.
  1. CHẢ HUẾ can be served as appetizer or served in HUE NOODLE SOUP (Bún bò Huế), …
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