Instant Pot Caramelized Pork and Eggs

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July 25, 2018

Caramelized Pork and Eggs in bowlThis is my version of Vietnamese Thit Kho, also known as caramelized pork and eggs made in an Instant Pot. This is a traditional meal served with rice and pickled vegetables.


Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 4-5 people


  • 1 lb pork belly
  • 1 lb pork chop
  • 1 medium shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • dash salt & pepper
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 - 12 eggs
  • 1 12 oz can coconut soda
  • 2 cups water


  1. Chop pork belly and pork chops in 2" strips or your desired size.
  2. sliced pork on plate
  3. Marinate meat with chopped shallots and garlic, soy sauce and dash of salt and pepper. Allow to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, but can covered and marinated overnight for more flavor.
  4. marinating ingredients
    marinating the pork

  5. On the Instant Pot use Sauté setting on hot and quickly sauté for about 3-5 minutes until lightly browned. Pour 2 cups of water in.
  6. Pork in Instant Pot
  7. Meanwhile you can make your caramelized sauce which consist of 1/3 sugar and 1/4 cup water over medium heat. Stir until nice amber color, do not burn your sugar.
  8. sugar and water in pan
    Caramelized sugar
  9. Pour the caramelized sauce into the instant pot.
  10. adding Caramel to pot
  11. Pour can of coconut soda in and cook it on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  12. adding coconut water to pot

  13. Boil your eggs over the stove top. Then peel.
  14. hard boiled eggs in bowl
  15. Once 25 minutes is up. Open lid and turn to sauté setting on high for 10-15 minutes. Add boiled eggs and stir in fish sauce.
  16. Caramelized Pork and Eggs in pot
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