Vietnamese Pork & Eggs


I have been cooking this dish a few times already, don’t think it’s as sweet as how a real Vietnamese cook would make it, but truth be told, I have no idea what the authentic one tastes like (I haven’t seen this dish on a restaurant menu). Anyway the family seem to enjoy it so I just keep on making it. You can use coconut juice (not milk) instead of water, I find it adds another layer of flavor!


Colored Sauce(This will give the pork a nice dark color instead of looking gray)

* 1 cup water
* 1 tablespoon sugar


* 1 1/2-2 lbs pork (chopped into 1 inch rectangles)
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 3 tablespoons fish sauce
* 1/2 teaspoon pepper (change accordingly to your preference)
* 5-6 hard-boiled eggs


1.For the colored sauce, boil 3 tablespoon of water and the sugar. Set aside remaining water.
2.Wait until the mixture boils until there is almost no liquid left and the mixture turns a dark almost black liquid.
3.Remove from fire immediately and add a little of the water that was set aside.
4.After the bubbles settle down, add the rest of the water.
5.Mix salt, sugar, fish sauce and pepper with pork and place in a medium saucepan.
6.Add boiled eggs.
7.Add colored water.
8.Add water until it covers the pork and eggs completely.
9.Cook on medium or medium high for about 45 minutes or until there is only about 1 inch of water left.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. kingbiscuitpants says:

    that looks absolutely fantastic I will definately try this one the next time I pick up pork at the store.

    1. Jeno says:

      Awesome! I am so glad you found my food blog! This dish is real easy to make, and I definitely recommend using the coconut juice instead of water to cover up the pork and eggs (Step 8). Good luck!

  2. Jesuit John says:


    So when do you make a squirrel gumbo?

    John Brown SJ
    (Yes, THAT John Brown)

    1. Jeno says:

      Oh hahahaha John Brown!!!! How have you been? I was about to flip out and post some snide remark then I saw your name. Too funny!

    2. Jeno says:

      How did you find my blog by the way? I didn’t think anyone except the ladies in my family are looking at it…

  3. Jesuit John says:

    One of the Jesuits I live with is from Viet Nam so I was searching for “Vietnamese Pork & Eggs” when I stumbled across your blog. I also live with a Jesuit from Tanzania so if you have a good idea for “Coconut Bean Soup” let me know! hahahaha

  4. Jeno says:

    No recipe for Coconut Bean Soup yet but that sounds pretty good! I still can’t believe you stumbled onto my blog by searching for that particular recipe, especially I had just posted it late last night. Anyway, hope things have been good for you. Let me know how the dish turned out!!!

  5. Judith Wilkes says:

    It is beautiful I’ve had it before and it is really nice

    1. Jeno says:

      Thank you so much Judith for visiting!

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