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Braised Pork Belly & Eggs

Thịt Kho Trứng, or Braised Pork Belly & Eggs, is a Vietnamese household staple. The pork is braised until very tender and the boiled eggs soak up the coconut juice. A delightful sweet and savory dish!

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120 Minutes
14 Ingredients
Spice Level

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Braised Pork Belly & Eggs

Recipe for Braised Pork Belly & Eggs


For 2 servings

  • 1 lb pork belly, cubed
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp water, divided
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole coconut, about 1½ c of coconut water
  • ½ c of coconut milk
  • ½ tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 4 eggs

Step by step

step 1

Marinate pork belly: Cut pork belly into 1 inch thick cubes. In a bowl, mix pork, shallots, salt, pepper, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce together and marinate for 20-30 minutes.

step 2

Cut open coconut and reserve coconut water for later use.

step 3

Stir 1 tbsp of water with sugar and pour into a medium sized pan. Bring to a slight boil. Lower the heat and watch sugar turn from clear, to amber to brown in color. Once it turns brown, carefully add the second tbsp of water.

step 4

Braise the pork belly: Turn heat up slightly and add pork belly. Brown on both sides for about 2-3 minutes. Then add garlic, coconut water, coconut milk and chicken bouillon, making sure the meat is covered. Bring to a slight boil and then bring down to low heat, cover the pan and braise for 45 minutes.

step 5

While the pork is braised, boil the eggs for 10-12 minutes or until hard boiled, then peel in cold water and set aside.

step 6

Open the lid, add eggs and let cook for an additional 20 minutes. Make sure the egg is submerged in the braising liquid. The pork should be very tender.

step 7

Turn off stove, transfer pork belly and eggs to serving plate. Serve over rice and enjoy!