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looking for great vietnamese caramel pork

jrnlmkr Feb 27, 2010 06:51 PM

just got back from vietnam where i fell in love with clay pot cooked caramel pork. can you suggest a restaurant in los angeles where I can get a great version?

  1. raytamsgv Mar 1, 2010 09:49 AM

    Where in the Los Angeles area are you located?

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    1. re: raytamsgv
      jrnlmkr Mar 7, 2010 09:36 AM


      1. re: jrnlmkr
        Das Ubergeek Mar 7, 2010 01:10 PM

        Yikes. Hollywood's sort of a desert for good Viet food. You may need to head to the SGV.

        1. re: jrnlmkr
          raytamsgv Mar 8, 2010 08:43 AM

          I don't suppose you know the Vietnamese name of the dish?

          1. re: raytamsgv
            hppzz Mar 8, 2010 11:12 AM

            it's called thit kho and often includes hard boiled eggs as well

            1. re: hppzz
              Das Ubergeek Mar 8, 2010 12:02 PM

              Kho (pronounced approximately "khaw") also commonly contains fish rather than pork, in which case it's called cá kho. If it's made in the traditional clay pot it's called thịt kho tộ or cá kho tộ.

              Mỹ Dung (which is pronounced approximately "me-ee zoong") in Rosemead has decent claypot, if I recall correctly.

              1. re: hppzz
                raytamsgv Mar 9, 2010 07:49 AM

                I'm afraid I can't help you. I've eaten only home-made versions of thit ko.

        2. Das Ubergeek Mar 1, 2010 12:07 PM

          I can give you places in Orange County... will that help?

          Xanh Bistro, for example.

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