|Alternative names||Thịt kho nước dừa|
|Place of origin||Vietnam|
|Region or state||Southern Vietnam|
|Main ingredients||Coconut water, pork, and eggs|
Caramelized pork and eggs : Thịt kho tàu) is a Vietnamese dish traditionally consisting of small pieces of marinated pork and boiled eggs braised in coconut milk.(Vietnamese
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