Pork & Eggs (Viet dish taught by a Chinese)


So little girl has been begging me to cook Pork and Eggs again, though I know the ones I’ve been cooking just aren’t authentic. For some off chance I found an video of a gentleman (originated from Hong Kong) and his recipe of Vietnamese Pork and Eggs, decided to give it a try. Hubby and little girl both were very happy with the end result, so I am tossing the last recipe and keeping this one!

1.5 pound of pork shoulder or butt (cut into big 2×2 inch chunks)
5 eggs (hard boiled and peeled)
1 can of coconut juice
1T dark soysauce
1T garlic (minced)
1/3 cup Cane Sugar
1/3 cup of fish sauce
1 small onion, chopped
2 T oil

Marinate the pork with onions, garlic, sugar and fish sauce for 30 minutes. Heat up oil in wok, add the marinated pork in until all sides are browned, then add in onion and left over marinate, pour in coconut juice and soy sauce, and add the hard boil eggs. Cook covered for about 1 hour or until tender. Hope you enjoy it!


20 Comments Add yours

  1. Rice Palette says:

    This looks fabulous!! Sorry, it may seem like I’m stalking your blog, but in all seriousness, this is a recipe my father makes, and I love it! But I never bothered to ask how it was made (it seemed complicated), but it doesn’t after reading your directions!! :0)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too! I’m new to the blogging world.

    Also, I read your “About”, and you’re a graphic designer! That’s awesome (also explains the beautiful site you have hehe). I’m actually a software developer by day πŸ˜‰

    ps: do you use Twitter? I’d love to follow your blog!

    1. Jeno says:

      Hey Rice Palette! Nice to see you here again. I can’t take credit for the design of this blog, since it was a theme I stumbled upon, but if you want to check out some of my work, they can be viewed here: http://www.jenodesign.com.

      Keep up with your food blogging, I am enjoying the postings very much! I do tweet but they are for the graphic design business, if you have a FB account, please “like” my page, every time I cook a new dish, the FB fan page gets updated (http://www.facebook.com/weeknitemeals).

      Happy cooking!

  2. ricepalette says:

    Wow, seems like you’ve got a couple of websites to keep up with! You must be a busy person πŸ™‚

    No problem, just “liked” your FB page πŸ™‚

    1. Jeno says:

      Thanks! I will check out your blog often. To tell you the truth, lately I am running out of new ideas for recipes, so I definitely want to try your tofu dish next week!

  3. Annavy says:

    Somtimes.. when i make this.. its super salty.. Any idea how to make it less salty? besides not adding a lot of salt? haha i just want SOME salt but its never right. Its either too much or too little.

  4. lyntrinix says:

    This looks and sounds great! I nearly missed this recipe but lucky I was going thru your FB fan page pics. πŸ˜›
    So, this is a Vietnamese dish? It’s very similar to the Chinese stewed/braised pork belly with or w/o eggs. Just that you added coconut juice, which gets me even more interested in trying this out! πŸ˜‰

    1. Jeno says:

      Hey Lyn! I am glad you found this recipe through the fan page pics, I should get more organized and update the photos! This recipe is similar to the Chinese braised pork, though it does taste differently (due to the coconut juice I am sure). When it gets cooler, I love cooking this dish, little girl asks me to make it a lot, she really enjoys it!

      1. lyntrinix says:

        Oh no, Jeno, your fan page pics are fine, it’s just me… πŸ˜›
        I forgotten to bookmarked this page before I off my pc when you gave me the link that time. Don’t worry, I gonna write this down now and it’ll be together with my stack of to-cook recipes! πŸ˜‰
        Hopefully my dad would like this bcoz he’s very fussy when it comes to food I cook. Hahaha

      2. Jeno says:

        So your Dad is the picky eater… My hubby is definitely the one with the choosier taste buds, though we all need someone in our lives with that special ability to make our cooking skills better right?

  5. lyntrinix says:

    Oh, btw, can I use fresh coconut juice? As for the canned ones, it’s coconut pulps inside the coconut juice drink. So I’m wondering what kinda can juice did u used. Tks so much, Jeno!

    Hope you’ve a great day! πŸ˜‰

    1. Jeno says:

      Yes, I believe you can use fresh coconut juice, I sometimes use the one with pulp, sometimes without, it all depends on which brand I happen to have on hand. Good luck and let me know whether your family enjoyed the recipe!

      1. lyntrinix says:

        Tks for all the info, Jeno! πŸ˜€
        I’ll let you know how it turns out when I cook it.
        Yeah, I do agree with you on that but my dad’s not that kinda choosy (it’s my hubby instead.. lol), he just prefers and stubbornly sticks to traditional Chinese food and the only Western cuisine he eats are fried chicken (KFC), cutlets and french fries. Hahaha
        But I guess maybe he’ll like this as Vietnamese dishes are still under Asian cuisines.. πŸ˜‰

      2. Jeno says:

        My Dad pretty much only eats Chinese food, it’s hard to get him to eat even other types of Asian food!

  6. lyntrinix says:

    Oh! Then I’m glad that my dad at least would try other Asian food. πŸ˜›
    My dad loves Thai food especially but don’t fancy sweet food tho and this could be the reason why he don’t like Japanese food that have slight mild sweetness in them..

    1. Jeno says:

      My Mom and I are big fans of Japanese food! My Mom actually visits Nami’s website often, she enjoys it a lot!

      1. lyntrinix says:

        Oh, your mom’s also big fan of Japanese food! It always feels so good when the whole family (or even if it’s just few members) enjoys certain food together and this is the best indulgence we can have! πŸ˜€

        I’ve cooked this Vietnamese pork & eggs today! It tastes great and I like the sweet taste from the coconut juice! πŸ˜‰
        My dad hasn’t try it yet (I tested a little of the taste while cooking it) and I’ll let you know how he finds it! πŸ˜‰

      2. Jeno says:

        Awesome Lyn! I am glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully your Dad feels the same way!

      3. lyntrinix says:

        I reckon my dad likes this dish although he didn’t say anything. He ate one egg and 1-2pcs of the meat! πŸ˜‰
        I only cooked a little to try out the taste and surprisingly, almost all gone by the time I’d my dinner! :O
        My hubby still asked why didn’t I cook more! πŸ˜€
        I’ll cook this again very soon! We all love this, even Trinke and Trisia ate 2 eggs! lol

      4. Jeno says:

        Yay! So glad to hear your family enjoyed it! Vietnamese people use more fatty meat, but I am not used to that, so I try to get the leaner meat which is a little less flavorful. Trini usually begs for 2 eggs, but I tell her she will have to save 1 for next day’s lunch!

      5. lyntrinix says:

        We’re the opposite for this one. I love using pork belly for stewed/braised as they’re more tender and also my family just love it more than other parts, even for Trinke! She’ll asked for the ‘jelly-jelly-soft-soft’ meat but not Trisia (she can’t afford to anyway.. :P) bcoz she seldom like meats and skins.
        She’d 2 eggs w/o me knowing it until I asked her if she wanted another egg (the last one outta 10) so I leave that for her sister instead. They really love hard-boiled eggs so much and could eat up to 3 eggs in a day! After that, I restricted them and also tell my parents not to allowed them more than 2 eggs a day and not everyday but alternate.. lol

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