Add this ingredient to your Braised Pork recipe for tender, flavorful meat that looks appetizing and is not too filling.

With the following recipe, you will discover how to make our delicious and visually appealing traditional braised pork dish, Thit Kho Tau. By following these steps, you can elevate your cooking skills and impress your guests with a flavorful and enticing meal.


Ingredients for Thịt kho tàu

500 gr pork belly

5 boiled duck eggs

400 ml coconut water

1 tablespoon minced spring onions

1 tablespoon minced garlic

3 tablespoons fish sauce

How to make delicious Thịt kho tàu

Step 1: Prepare the pork

First, clean the pork and the ingredients for Thịt kho tàu and let them dry. For the duck eggs, you should also clean the shells and boil them until they are cooked. After the eggs are cooked, peel off the shells.

Step 2: Marinate the pork

After buying pork belly or pork leg, wash it with salt water, let it dry, then cut into medium-sized pieces and put them in a bowl. Choose pork with thin skin for a tastier and softer dish.

Add 1 tablespoon of minced spring onions, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 3 tablespoons of fish sauce, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1/3 tablespoon of seasoning powder, and 1 teaspoon of black pepper to the bowl. Mix well. Use plastic wrap to cover the bowl and marinate the pork for at least 1 hour for the flavors to penetrate the meat.

Step 3: Make dark caramel sauce

Place a pot on the stove, add 1 teaspoon of sugar to the pot, and heat it over medium heat. At the same time, use a spoon to stir until the sugar turns into dark brown color. Turn off the heat. Wait for the caramel to cool down, and then add 1/2 cup of filtered water to dilute the caramel.

Step 4: Cook the pork

Place the marinated pork into the pot with the caramel sauce, stir-fry with high heat until the pork becomes firm, then add 400ml of coconut water to the pot.

Cover the pot and simmer the pork with low heat for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, if the liquid is nearly dried, add more water and put 5 peeled boiled duck eggs into the pot. Cover the pot and continue cooking for another 30 minutes until the pork is tender. Then turn off the heat.

Step 5: Finished dish

Once you see that your Thịt kho tàu is tender and cooked, it is ready to serve hot. The dish has a beautiful dark brown color and a rich and attractive flavor. The tender pork combined with the delicious duck eggs will make a perfect meal!