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Thit Kho Tau

An irresistible Vietnamese pork stew that is sure to tantalize your taste buds with its flavorful and aromatic ingredients.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x


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1 pound pork shoulder, cut into cubes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 cup coconut soda
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup coconut water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon rice wine
3 eggs
810 shallots, thinly sliced
1/4 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for serving


In a large bowl combine the pork, garlic, black pepper, and fish sauce. Mix well, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
In a separate bowl, combine the coconut soda, vegetable oil, coconut water, sugar, and rice wine. Set aside.
In a large skillet on medium heat, add the marinated pork. Spread out the pieces so that they are in a single layer. Cook 6-8 minutes, turning frequently until the pork is cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
In the same skillet, fry the eggs until golden and crispy on both sides. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Increase the heat to medium-high and add the shallots to the skillet. Cook until softened, about 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Stir in the coconut soda mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes until the liquid has thickened.
Add the cooked pork and eggs to the skillet. Gently stir everything together and cook for an additional 10 minutes until the flavors are nicely blended.
Remove from the heat, season with salt, and garnish with chopped cilantro and roasted peanuts. Serve hot with steamed white rice and enjoy.


For a more intense flavor you can increase the amount of fish sauce to 2-3 tablespoons.
For a spicier dish, add 1-2 tablespoons of chili sauce according to taste preference.

  • Author: Emily Royce
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 430 kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 1000mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg

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