Vietnamese Pork Rub

Vietnamese Pork Rub
Vietnamese Pork Rub
Vietnamese Pork Rub Vietnamese Pork Rub
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Net Weight:
4 oz
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Our Vietnamese Pork Rub is a paradigm of sweet and savory balance. The slightly caramelized flavor of demerara sugar sits at the center of this seasoning blend; radiating outward from it are the flavors that give it its unique qualities. Sweet, woodsy cinnamon and clove emanate outward with bright ginger. The mild, citrusy pepper lift of coriander carries forward with the deeper citrus of lemongrass. Nutty sesame adds deep flavor and fun crunch, while pepper flakes and black pepper provide sparks of teasing heat. We blend our Vietnamese Pork Rub in small batches in our facility, to ensure that we send out the freshest and most flavorful product possible.

Pork is an irreplaceable staple in Vietnamese cuisine. The geology of the country, with its steep mountain hillsides, is not particularly suited to open grazing for larger animals like cattle. Moreover, cattle are often needed more for their strength as draft animals than as food. Pigs, on the other hand, take much less space to feed and care for and will thrive on a diet that ranges from soybeans to table scraps. On small-holding farms, pigs are often considered a recycling agent because they will eat what is inedible, which factors into overall production costs. More than sixty percent of all the meat that’s eaten in Vietnam is pork, and it’s demonstrated a steady growth in consumption of approximately 3% per year over the last decade.


Tips From Our Kitchen


This rub was formulated with pork in mind, so use it as a rub for a whole tenderloin, spare ribs, or pork chops. Mix with ground pork and sauté for lettuce wraps. Try your hand at a banh mi or make a slow-cooker version of pork phō. But don’t limit this dish to pork; it would be wonderful as a rub for short ribs, or even something a little gamey, like goat. Add to stir-fry for an enormous flavor boost. Toss over sweet butternut squash or sweet potatoes and roast. This would be wonderful tossed over tofu and roasted for a noodle bowl. Add to broth for standard ramen soup and make it next-level delicious.

Blended from demerara sugar, ginger, coriander, clove, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, sesame, black pepper and lemongrass.


Hungry for more information?

Spices and Seasonings of Vietnam
Asian Spices and Seasonings
How to Make Your Own Rub
Holy Hog: Vietnam's Culinary Love Affair with Pigs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate3.3g1%

Dietary Fiber0.3g1%

Total Sugars2.6g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more

4.4 out of 5
7 total ratings.

E M. (Verified buyer) 07/11/2021
Perfect blend of unique savory w/hint of sweet I’ve made a similar blend before for use on our Bahn mi loins & other ribs … but this blend is perfect (dare I say better than my blend) and is now our go-to for this style cooking! We ordered the chef size! (Also good for sharing) ☺️!

John S. (Verified buyer) 08/10/2019
Nice flavor Warm and slightly citrus taste.

Steve (Verified buyer) 11/29/2017
Vietnamese Pork Rub This is similar to 5 spice only a tad more spicy

Marty (Verified buyer) 05/28/2017
Vietnamese Pork Rub Vietnamese Pork Rub

Kevin (Verified buyer) 02/03/2016
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Dean W. (Verified buyer) 11/25/2020
Great Just very good, I also like it on dark chicken ....

Lee H. (Verified buyer) 05/10/2022
This just didn't work for us... ... we are looking for someone Vietnamese to give the remaining 15 ounces of rub in hopes they would appreciate it