What is Thịt Kho?
Thịt kho is a popular Vietnamese dish made with braised pork belly, eggs, and a sweet-savory sauce. Cooked slowly with fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, black pepper, garlic, and shallots, it's served with rice and pickled vegetables. A classic comfort food in Vietnamese cuisine.
Thịt kho is also known as Thịt kho trứng, which translates to "braised meat with eggs" in Vietnamese. Additionally, it is sometimes called Thịt kho tàu, which literally means "Chinese-style braised meat," as the dish is believed to have originated in China and was later introduced to Vietnam.
In some regions of Vietnam, Thịt kho may also be called Thịt kho nước dừa, which refers to the use of coconut water in the recipe instead of water or broth.