Minced pork grilled in ‘dong’ leaves

The meat is marinated with several spices including the ‘mac khen’ pepper, wrapped in layers of ‘dong’ leaves and grilled on a charcoal stove or placed inside wooden embers of a stove.

Minced pork grilled in a ‘dong’ leaf
Minced pork grilled in a ‘dong’ leaf

The chef has to be very skillful and careful to ensure that the meat is cooked evenly and comes out golden while the leaves are only lightly burned on the outside.

The leaves moisturise and add their aroma to the meat.

The fragrance the dish exudes when the leaves are peeled off to reveal the tasty, tender meat is an appetiser on its own.