Thịt kho tàu

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Thịt kho tàu
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Southern Vietnamese caramelized pork and eggs
Alternative namesThịt kho nước dừa
Course Lunch, dinner
Place of originVietnam
Region or stateSouthern Vietnam
Main ingredients Coconut water, pork, and eggs

Caramelized pork and eggs [1] (Vietnamese : Thịt kho tàu) is a Vietnamese dish [2] traditionally consisting of small pieces of marinated pork and boiled eggs braised in coconut milk.

Although it is a familiar part in everyday meal in Southern Vietnam, [3] it is also one of the traditional dishes during Tết [4] (or Lunar New Year). Before it is served for general consumption, the food is offered to deceased ancestors or family members [5] on altars.

In Vietnam, rice is commonly served alongside this dish. [6] It is similar to tau yu bak (豆油肉), a traditional Hokkien dish.

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