Chả trứng, also chả trứng hấp (steamed) and chả trứng thịt (pork), is a Vietnamese steamed omelette, or egg meat loaf with pork. Trứng translates to egg, thịt translates to meat but is usually pork.[1] It is usually served with hot rice, cucumber and chili sauce.

The broken rice dish cơm tấm (skin) comes with a chả trứng egg meatloaf.[2] Chả rươi is a special seasonal (autumn) omelette using nereididae sandworms (rươi) instead of pork.


  1. ^ Hà Giao, Phúc Liêm Nguyẽ̂n Văn hóa ẩm thực Bình Định 2005 Page 70 "Món này còn ngon gấp mấy lẩn chả trứng, chả thịt."
  2. ^ Nancie McDermott Quick and Easy Vietnamese 2012 "OMELET WITH BEAN THREAD NOODLES AND PORK - chatrung - Order com tam bi in a Vietnamese café serving rice dishes, and you'll get a fabulous feast of rice along with shredded pork, peppery pork chops, and a chunk of this tasty omelet, which is called cha trung when it is served by itself..."