2 pound boneless pork butt or pork shoulder
1 tablespoon of sugar
Soak in cold water overnight or early in the morning 36 bamboo skewers. If you use wooden skewers soak as per package recommendation.
Thinly slice pork against the grain (size 1-inch by 2-inch).
In a food processor place garlic, lemon grass, shallots. Pulse to a paste, add fish sauce, black pepper, oil and pork. Cover and set aside for 1 hour.
Take out and drain the skewers. Skewer the pork and flatten the meat so it will cook evenly on the grill. Finish putting the meat through the skewers.
You can cook under an oven broiler or charcoal broil the meat. Cook the pork 3-4 minutes or until the meat is safely cooked. Brush the meat with vegetable oil to keep it moist.