Definitely needs more than 22 minutes to prepare.
Went together easily and was very flavorful. Will make again. Could've used some chopped dry roasted peanuts on the top. Next time.
My husband and I LOVED this salad. Great flavor and not a heavy meal which is perfect for the hot Texas evenings. We added crushed peanuts for some crunch. Will be making this again and again.
This was pulled from an article "25-minutes-or-less" -- can't see any possible way for one person to prep & cook & plate in that time. We followed directions except cut the pork into medallions then into strips. Used regular leaf spinach torn into smaller pieces. Great combo of flavors, colors & textures. If we were to make again, would prep an extra portion of sauce (from step #3) to serve at the table, for those who might like a little more.
Outstanding recipe! I agree with a previous comment...hands on time is longer than 22 minutes, even with two people sharing the preparation. First, the recipe would leave dinner guests hungry if you planned on serving 6 people...4 would be adequate. I cubed the pork also...rather than cut in 1" pieces...an excellent summer evening supper on the porch!! Step #2 could be rewritten to separate the onion prep from the sauce-pork mix.
The fish sauce should say divided in the ingredient list. Would have been easier to follow if the 'dressing' portion of the recipe had been broken out in the ingredient list actually.
I'm a fast cook and I think 25 minutes or less is stretching it for the multiple steps involved.
I substituted a small head of napa cabbage for the spinach and enjoyed the extra crunch.
Overall it seemed a little bland to me and I adjusted the flavors with some rice vinegar, salt and a sprinkling of a sesame seed seasoning blend.
Made this tonight but used the end of a pork loin cut into cubes. The flavor was excellent. It was a great summer/spring salad that the whole family (including a 4yr old) really enjoyed.
My family enjoyed this. I ended up doubling the rice noodles (teenage boy) and added some more spinach. It has a nice Vietnamese flavor.