Vietnamese Stewed Pork and Vegetable Soup (Canh thit ham)

A nice little Vietnamese street soup  known as canh thit ham is this one;

Ingredients:

  • 350g  pork belly, cut into thick pieces
  • ¼tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 celery sticks, chopped into pieces
  • 2-3 medium sized carrots, peeled, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 3 potatoes – medium sized, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 150g whole pea pods or mange tout
  • a handful of coriander/cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Preparation:

  1. Marinate the pork pieces in black pepper, salt and fish sauce for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  2. Place the belly pork in a large saucepan or stock pot. Add 3 cups of water. Add the remaining vegetables and bring the whole to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the pea pods and cook until these they are tender but still crisp.
  4. Add further seasoning.
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