What do you know about “Vietnamese Broken Rice in Saigon Style or Cơm Tấm Sài Gòn  ”? this dish, is a Vietnamese dish made from rice with fractured rice grains. Tấm refers to the broken rice grains, while cơm refers to cooked rice. It is usually served with grilled pork (either ribs or shredded) plus the Vietnamese dish bì (thinly shredded pork mixed with cooked and thinly shredded pork skin) over broken rice. The rice and meat are served with various greens and pickled vegetables, along with a prawn paste cake, trứng hấp (steamed egg), and grilled prawns.(Wikipedia). Here is popular recipe of Vietnamese Broken Rice in Saigon Style: 


Ingredients  of Vietnamese Broken Rice in Saigon Style (2 servings) 
1 cup of rice
2 eggs
2 pork chops, marinate with:

  • 1 tbsp minced lemongrass
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic (~3 cloves)
  • 1 chopped spring onion
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


After marinating pork chops, cover with plastic wraps and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Grill the pork for 15 mins.
Turn over and grill for another 15 mins.
Depending on the thickness of the pork chop, you may need to grill it 5-7 mins longer. But if you grill it too long, the meat will get too dry. So set an alarm clock!

Make broken rice
1 condensed milk can (about 1 and a quarter cup) of normal rice for 2 persons.

Soak rice in water for 1 hour.
After that, rub rice with your hands or with help of a pestle.
After soaking in water for 1 hr, the rice has become softer and it’s very easy to get broken.

Make sunny side up eggs using a heart-shaped mold.

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