This dish is a quintessential breakfast item in Vietnam, in Vietnamese it’s called cơm tấm, and it will definitely fuel you up for the rest of the day! Filled with all hearty, stick-to-your-belly components: rice, grilled pork chops and steamed meat patties.
Broken rice is usually used here, but we just used the brown rice we typically eat, so definitely use any medium-grained rice you have on hand! The star of the show is the marinated and grilled pork chops (thịt nướng) and steamed pork patty (chả). The grilled pork chops would have been grilled over coal in Vietnam for that delicious smoky flavor, but we have adapted the recipe for the home kitchen. For the steamed pork patties, use your InstantPot if you have it, which will cut down your steam time to only 20 minutes!
Drizzle on some nước chấm and get ready to have your mind blown.