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Caramelized Pork Belly and Eggs (Thịt Kho Trứng)

Caramelized Pork Belly and Eggs (Thịt Kho Trứng) - An An Easy Lunar New Year Dish

This dish is often served on the Lunar New Year but also great year round. With a bit of patience, you'll get silky soft pork belly from just a few ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword Braised, Eggs, Pork
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4 -6
Calories 327kcal


  • 1.5 lbs pork belly cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 5-6 eggs hard boiled
  • 1.5 cups coconut water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small shallot
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tbps sugar


  • Marinate pork belly pieces in fish sauce, garlic, shallot, salt and pepper. Set aside for at least half an hour.
  • Boil and peel eggs
  • Heat sugar in a large pot until brown and bubbling
  • Quickly add pork belly to sugar and stir to coat pork in the caramel
  • Pour enough coconut water over the pork belly to barely submerge the pieces, and then add the peeled eggs
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat
  • Simmer 45 min-1 hour, or until the pork belly is tender and most of the fat has rendered out
  • Serve with white rice and pickled mustard greens


Calories: 327kcal