Festive Pork Meatloaf Salad


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(10 Ratings)

Preparation time
30 mins

Cooking time
30 mins


The first time I had this salad was at my boyfriend’s mom’s house. I fell in love with it immediately!!! It is so refreshing, has great flavors and colors……..and so addicting!! I just can’t get enough. My mouth is watering as I am typing this description…..LOL. I thought I would have to slave in the kitchen to make this so I never asked her for the recipe. One day I muscled up the courage to ask because we don’t get to visit his mom too often and I felt bad asking her to make it for me every time we do. It turns out it’s quite simple. I’ve also had it with un-ripened mango which is an added bonus!!

Festive Pork Meatloaf Salad, 4.3 out of 5 based on 10 ratings


  • 1 package of dried fungus, 6 oz
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (or any color of your choosing)
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 stalks of green onions (use white root only)
  • ¼ bunch of cilantro
  • 1 package of Pork Meat Loaf with no pork skin
  • 1 package of Cured Pork Roll Sausage
  • Soy sauce, to taste
  • Tamarind powder/seasoning, to taste
  • Laab seasoning (optional)
  • Dried pepper flakes, to taste


1.  Soak dried fungus in water until hydrated, approximately 30-45 minutes. Boil fungus over high heat, until soft, approximately 30-45 minutes. Remove from water and allow to cool. 2.  Cut bell pepper in half and remove seeds, stem and veins. Using a vegetable peeler, slice the bell pepper, carrot, and white portion of green onions directly into a large mixing bowl. Roughly chop only the leafy part of cilantro and throw into the mixing bowl. 3.  Julienne pork meat loaf and sausage in ¼ pieces, and place into the mixing bowl with vegetables. Cut the top portion of fungus only, and throw into the same mixing bowl. 4.  Add soy sauce, tamarind seasoning, Laab seasoning (optional) and dried pepper flakes to taste. Using your hands, mix well and serve.

4 Comments add one

  1. SoyMilk says:

    This is so good! Tastes somewhere between Laotian laarb and papaya salad. YUM!

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  2. mcleroi says:

    Incredible dish. Thank you Cynthia! (And your boyfriend’s mom) I love the slightly crunchy texture and the combination of flavors.

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