You won’t find this dish in many Vietnamese restaurants, but every Vietnamese family makes this dish at home, especially around Lunar New Year (Tết). It’s one of the most flavorful and delicious dishes—the pork belly is braised in coconut water and becomes super tender in no time thanks to the Instant Pot. You get that lovely rich color from caramelized sugar and thick soy sauce. Its the perfect meal for those who love a varied experience in terms of texture and flavor—you can move from the fatty pork belly right into the semi-soft hard boiled eggs. I suggest serving this over a bowl of jasmine rice that has been delicately spooned with the delicious broth in which you cooked the pork belly. Serve it with crisp, cold cucumber slices—a fantastic contrast especially in warmer weather months or pickled mustard greens which balances out the richness of this dish.
You can purchase this steamer basket here.