Chả lụa – Vietnamese Sausage

Chả lụa, or Vietnamese sausage, is traditionally made of pork, potato starch, pepper and garlic. The pork is pounded until it is a thick paste when a little nước mắm (fish sauce) is added. The mixture is then wrapped in banana leaves and boiled.

I’m not sure if modern chả lụa that you buy in a supermarket is still made with banana leaves, but it’s no less delicious. There are many ways to enjoy chả lụa. It’s particularly wonderful thinly sliced and fried as a breakfast treat but my favourite way to eat it is chopped into small cubes and served cold with soy sauce, chilli and a little salt and pepper.

Have you eaten it before ?

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