Thit Kho Tau 

A traditional Vietnamese dish made with pork and eggs, braised in sweet coconut juice. A popular dish for the lunar new year!


white cane sugar

fish sauce


pork belly/pork shoulder/riblets


coconut soda (coco rico)

First caramelize the sugar. This is the trickiest step, so make sure you keep a close eye and stir continuously. Color should be a dark caramel.

How to make thit kho tau

Sear the pork on high heat to get a nice caramel color. Cook in batches as needed.  Then add the shallots.

Add the coconut soda and fish sauce and take it to a boil. Skim off any impurities off the top.

Simmer on medium low heat for 1 hour.

Meanwhile boil the eggs for 7-8 minutes. When the pork is done braising, at the eggs and cook for 10 more minutes.

Serve this delicious thit kho with eggs over white fluffy rice with a side of refreshing crunchy vegetables.

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