AT A GLANCE
These sticky pork skewers are simple to prepare and can be marinated and assembled well in advance, then cooked as you need them. Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces and push them tightly together on the skewers so the pork remains juicy when it's cooked. Serve with sticky rice if you want to make it more of a meal.
|01||Pound palm sugar, garlic, coriander root and ground spices with a mortar and pestle to a smooth paste, then transfer to a bowl and stir in kecap manis, fish sauce, vegetable oil and oyster sauce. Add pork, mix well with your hands, cover and marinate for 2-3 hours or up to 3 days. Thread onto metal or bamboo skewers (soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning), cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.|
|02||For chilli sauce, stir ingredients and 2 tbsp hot water in a bowl to combine, then set aside.|
|03||To serve, char-grill pork over medium heat, turning occasionally and brushing frequently with coconut cream, until browned and just cooked through (4-5 minutes). Scatter with cucumber, Vietnamese mint and coriander, and serve with chilli sauce and lime wedges.|