Thit Kho Recipe – Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly with Eggs

Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly is a trendy dish of many Vietnamese people during the Tet holidays and in daily meals. In this article, I will instruct you to make thit kho recipe.

1. Thit Kho Recipe


  • 500 gr pork belly
  • 5 boiled duck eggs
  • 400 ml coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Common seasoning (Sugar/ seasoning/ ground pepper)


Step 1: Marinate the meat

After buying pork belly, wash it with salt water, drain it, cut it into bite-sized pieces, and put it in a bowl. So choose meat with thin skin to keep it delicious, soft, and not sick.

In turn, add 1 tablespoon minced onion, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 3 tablespoons fish sauce, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/3 tablespoon seasoning, and 1 teaspoon pepper; mix well.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for at least 1 hour for the meat to absorb the spices.

Step 2: Make Caramelized

Put the pot on the stove, put 1 teaspoon of sugar in the pool and cook on medium heat; simultaneously stir with chopsticks until the sugar water turns brown, then turn off the heat. Wait for the sugar to cool; the color will be darker; add 1/2 cup of filtered water to thin it out.

Step 3: You put the marinated meat into the pot of brown sugar water just completed in step 2, stir with high heat until the meat pork is hunted, pour 400ml of coconut water and 5 shelled boiled duck eggs into the pot, then cover and Cook for 30 minutes until the meat is tender, then turn off the heat.

Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly with eggs

Thit Kho Recipe is not too complicated to make. So it may not take you long to prepare this dish for your family. It becomes more delicious when served with white rice or bread. In particular, this dish can be kept for a long time but is still delicious.