Thịt Kho Tàu - Caramelized Pork & Eggs

By Helen Le Published: March 25, 2021

    Caramelized Pork & Eggs is super familiar with many Vietnamese. Specially during the Lunar New Year, it is one of the indispensable dishes.

    • In a medium bowl, combine the pork with 1 tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoon condensed milk, marinate for 1 hour in a well ventilated area. This will help the pork clearer and more fragrant when cooked.
    • In a saucepan, combine 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1 liter water, bring to a boil. Gently lower the eggs into the saucepan. Simmer for about 12 minutes until the egg cooked through. Transfer to a plastic box with a little water and shake well, but not too hard. This will help you peel the eggs super quickly and remained well.
    • In a pan, add 1 tablespoon cooking oil and sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar. When the sugar starts to melt, add 2 tbsp of minced garlic & scallion and fry until fragrant. When the sugar turns into golden brown color, add the pork, sear 2 sides of the meat over medium heat.
    • Pour in 1 liter fresh coconut juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Skimming the scum that forms on the surface.
    • Add the boiled egg and ½ cup fish sauce.
    • Simmer over low heat for about 1 hour until the meat is tender but not crushed.
    • The broth is clear, the pork is soft and fragrant, the eggs are soaked in the rich gravy.
    • Ladle to the bowl to serve hot with rice or sticky rice. It would be hard to resist.

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