Thit Kho to -- Pork in Clay Pot

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This comes from a Vietnamese cookbook, lent to me by a friend. She loves this recipe but I've not tried it yet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the caramel by heating the sugar in a small, heavy-based pan over a low heat.
  2. Stir constantly until it is moist and thick.
  3. Take off the heat and add the fish sauce.
  4. Return to a low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Add the shallots and pepper to the caramel and leave to cool.
  6. Pour the sauce into a claypot or flameproof casserole.
  7. Add the pork to the sauce.
  8. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes over a low heat, stirring occasionally.
  9. At the end of cooking, the pork should be in a little rich gravy.
  10. Serve with the egg if using, spooning the gravy over them.


Most Helpful

I am Vietnamese and would like to tell you that this dish is exquisite! The wife and I love it. Our kids however found it a bit spicy because of the pepper.

Thuan V. Nguyen January 20, 2009

Very cool recipe. Be careful not to overdo the sugar. I sliced some cool pork and put it in spring rolls and the favor balance was wonderful!

~*~flour*power~*~ August 24, 2007

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