Vietnamese Caramelized Salty Pork ( Thit Kho)

Recipe by davidf
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and cut pork belly into 3/4 inch (cubed)pieces.
  • In a dry saucepan, melt sugar on high heat until it becomes golden brown but not candied.
  • Immediately, add pork belly pieces, onions, pepper, and garlic. Stir to get a golden color on the meat.
  • Add fish sauce and water, deglaze, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to low heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes (stirring occasionally) until sauce thickens a little. Add a little more fish sauce and black pepper to taste.
  • Serve over white rice.
  • Note: Some vietnamese add whole hard boiled eggs (better if you fry the hard boiled eggs in a little oil until golden brown skin) along with the liquids. Adding shrimp is also delicious.
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