Hard boil eggs, peel shells, and set aside. I usually start boiling the water for this while I prepare the meat.
Cut meat into 2-inch wide chunks. Slice or dice onions. Set aside.
Make the caramel sauce, then add the pork and stir to color the pork. Add the onion and about 1 cup of coconut juice, or half a can of Coco Rico, and enough water to cover the meat with about an inch of water over. Add the fish sauce, salt, and ground black pepper. Stir again to mix it up. If you like sweeter meat, you can use additional coconut juice in lieu of the water. Taste and adjust sugar or fish sauce if necessary.
Turn heat down to medium low and allow to simmer for at least half an hour, ideally an hour. Pork gets more tender the longer it cooks so this is really a personal preference. My mom likes her pork very firm, I like it fall-off-the-bone tender. The water will cook down and meld everything together -- the pork and onions will soften, the almost burnt sugar takes on a deep molasses flavor, the saltiness of the fish sauce balances it all. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
About 15 minutes before the pork will be the done, add the hard-boiled eggs, making sure to put the eggs in the middle of the pot so they can absorb the caramel sauce flavor and color. You don't want to put the eggs too soon because they'll get rubbery.
This dish can be pretty fatty if you choose to use pork belly or a skin-on portion, so I'd suggest making this and then refrigerating it for several hours or overnight. The excess fat will congeal for easy removal. Just reheat by letting it simmer for a few minutes.
Serve with rice.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (742g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 879 (64%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 97.7g||130 %|
|Saturated Fat 33.3g||166 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 42.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 10.9g|
|Cholesterol 958.1mg||295 %|
|Sodium 2171.3mg||75 %|
|Potassium 1811.4mg||48 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 15.9g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.1g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 13.8g|
|Protein 99.6g||142 %|
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Calories per serving: 1368
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