Sườn Kho Thơm Trứng Instant Pot (Vietnamese Braised Spare Ribs with Pineapple and Eggs)

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Author: Katie Le | Katie’s Test Kitchen



  • 2 lbs of spare ribs (parboil on stove top for 5 minutes, rinsed well, drained)
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • 5 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of mushroom seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper, extra to garnish
  • 1-1.5 tsp of coconut caramel sauce, depending on dark you want the ribs to be (make your own caramel color if you wish); see FAQs #8 for photo reference
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  • 8-10 peeled eggs (add 1 cup of water in inner pot, place eggs on steamer basket or trivet, cook high pressure for 4 minutes, quick release, soak eggs in cold water for about 5 minutes before peeling)
  • 1 can (2 cups) of Coco Rico Soda (can substitute for coconut water)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/3 cup of fish sauce
  • 1/2 a pineapple (peeled, removed core, cut to small chunks)
  • 2 green onion (chopped)



  1. In a large bowl add parboiled spare ribs with minced shallot, 5 tbsp of fish sauce, 2 tbsp of sugar, 2 tbsp of mushroom seasoning, 1/2 tsp of pepper and 1 – 1.5 tsp of coconut caramel sauce.  Give it a good toss and marinate for about 30 minutes to an hour.  If you are short on time, 15 minutes would be okay too!
  2. When ready to cook add spare ribs and marinade mixture to the inner pot. Gently place peeled eggs on top of the spare ribs, pour 1 can of Coco Rico Soda and 2 cups of water and 1/3 cup of fish sauce.  Give it a good stir and close the lid. Select Pressure Cook/Manual, High Pressure, 8 minutes, 5 minutes NPR.
  3. Once cook time is over, allow the IP to release pressure on its own for 5 minutes.  After that manually releasing the remainder pressure (Quick Release). Switch to saute mode with normal heat (lid off) and add the pineapple. Stir a few times and let it simmers for 10-15 minutes or so. Color will slowly get darker.  Use this time to taste the sauce and add more sugar/mushroom seasoning/fish sauce as needed.  For minor taste adjustment I’d recommend to add mushroom seasoning, 1 tbsp at a time.  Please cater to your taste!
  4. Garnish with chopped green onion and black peppers. Serve with rice!



2 Comments on “Sườn Kho Thơm Trứng Instant Pot (Vietnamese Braised Spare Ribs with Pineapple and Eggs)”

    • Hi Gwen, in step 1, I combined the parboiled spare ribs with minced shallot along with the seasoning listed. It is part of the marinade.

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