Thịt heo/thịt lợn - Pork
Pork is always the most popular meat in Viet Nam.
The pigs in Viet Nam are smaller, skinnier, and much tastier.
Thòt heo kho tröùng/thòt lôïn kho tröùng - Pork stew in fish sauce with boiled eggs (southern dish)
This is a very popular dish in the South, especially in
the countryside. You can find this dish in every restaurant in the city as well as in the
- 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder or fresh ham
- 4 cups water or 4 cups young coconut juice
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
Salt to taste:
- 3 tablespoons of fish sauce
- 1/2 cup of thick caramelized sauce (See the recipe for this
sauce in chicken recipes page.)
- ground black pepper
- Cut the pork into pieces (1-inch by 2-inches), rind and all.
The rind will give the dish a special taste.
- Bring water to a boil and add the meat. Boil the meat for
15-20 minutes and discard all the foam on top. Lower the heat and cover the pot; let it
simmer for 30-40 minutes. When the meat is tender, add garlic, sugar, fish sauce,
peeled hard-boiled eggs, and caramelized sauce. Continue to cook in low heat for
another 20 minutes.
- Serve this dish with steamed rice, pickled vegetable or boiled