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Feb 16 2009

Braised Pork with Boiled Eggs – Another Classic Dish

Published by at 9:39 pm under Cooking at Home

My parents have been in Vietnam for the past 3 weeks for my grandfather’s funeral. They are coming back home tomorrow night, and my brother had asked me to make some food for them. Many times when Daniel and I cook, we always have extra to share with my family, so it’s nothing new to me. So in light of them coming home, we made a very classic dish with a Vietnamese twist. It’s called Thit Kho Hot Vit, which translates to Braised Pork with Boiled Eggs. My mom normally uses pork belly, which is extremely fatty, but since we have some pork shoulder on hand, we chose to use that instead.

The key to braising the pork is with this CoCo soda. You can find this at the Asian markets. It helps the meat/fish get tender and juicy with a hint of sweetness.

The key to braising the pork is with this CoCo soda. You can find this at the Asian markets. It helps the meat get tender and juicy with a hint of sweetness (also great for fish).

Take a large pot and saute some garlic and onions. Then throw in the cubed pork shoulder and brown them. Here we used about one and a half pounds of meat.

Take a large pot and saute some garlic and onions. Then throw in the cubed pork shoulder and brown them. Here we used about one and a half pounds of meat.

Once the pork gets brown, add the 2 cans of CoCo soda and half a dozen eggs. Daniel wanted to boil the eggs in the liquid, but I've seen it boiled separately. It's all preference, I guess.

Once the pork gets brown, add the 2 cans of CoCo soda and about half a dozen eggs. Daniel wanted to boil the eggs in the liquid, but I've seen it boiled separately. It's all preference, I guess.

To get the liquid this color, add soy sauce and some fish sauce. This is where I am of no help in this recipe because we eyeballed it. Also, after 20 minutes, the eggs should be ready. Take them out and remove the shell, then return the boiled eggs into the pot. Continue simmering for about another 15-20 minutes, or until the meat is soft.

To get the liquid this color, add soy sauce and some fish sauce. This is where I am of no help in this recipe because we eyeballed it. Also, after 20 minutes, the eggs should be ready. Take them out and remove the shell, then return the boiled eggs into the pot. Continue simmering for about another 15-20 minutes, or until the meat is soft.

The pork is moist with not too much fat, and the liquid has just enough saltiness which is great for drizzling over rice. It's really yummy - you have to try this!

The pork is moist with not too much fat, and the liquid has just enough saltiness which is great for drizzling over rice. The boiled eggs also have great flavor from the soy sauce. It's really yummy - you have to try this!

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Braised Pork with Boiled Eggs – Another Classic Dish”

  1. ryanon 16 Feb 2009 at 10:52 pm

    ooh this looks yummy. I drink those coco sodas all the time. who would’v known its good for cooking!

  2. Peteron 17 Feb 2009 at 4:01 am

    I love the fatty pieces!!! =9
    BTW, your eggs looked perfectly shelled. For readers unfamiliar with shelling eggs, I hear that after the eggs are boiled, if you crack the shell and let it sit in cold water for a few minutes that the shells come off easily. =)

  3. thefoodaddictson 17 Feb 2009 at 10:06 am

    Hey Peter, thanks for the advice! We will definitely try that next time.

  4. Minhon 09 Mar 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Did boiling the eggs in the stew (dunno what else to call it) juices let the juices soak into the eggs as well as if you boiled separately?

  5. thefoodaddictson 10 Mar 2009 at 10:54 am

    Hi Minh! I am not sure if boiling the eggs in the sauce make it have more flavor – I should try to eat it next time after it’s boiled! Daniel says that it does give it flavor – so you can decide that. But think of it this way too: You have one less pot to wash!

  6. foodhoeon 16 Mar 2009 at 1:52 pm

    hello, I came through via the foodie blogroll. That is delicious sounding! I’ve never heard of coco soda but am going to look for it now.

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