March 08, 2019

PORK IN SWEET SAUCE (Thit heo kho kho)

Lean pork - 600 gms
Groundnut oil - 2 tbsp
Scallions -4 (chopped)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Vietnamese Fish sauce - 3 tbsp
(Nuoc mam)
Celery or coriander leaves


  • Dry the meat with kitchen paper and cut into 3/4" cubes.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and stir fry the meat cubes until brown on all sides.
  • Add the scallions, some pepper, a little salt and the sugar. Stir well.
  • Stir in enough boiling water to just cover the meat.
  • Add the fish sauce, bring to the boil and simmer gently over moderate heat until all but about 5 tbsp of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Serve in a warmed dish and garnish with celery or coriander leaves.
Notes: As the taste of the fish sauce is quite strong in this sauce, the stated quantity of fish sauce may be reduced by half if preferred. The Vietnamese often stir a handful of washed bean sprouts into this dish before serving.

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