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. It is usually served with hot rice, cucumber and chili sauce.
The broken rice dish cơm tấm bì (skin) comes with a chả trứng egg meatloaf. Chả rươi is a special seasonal (autumn) omelette using nereididae sandworms (rươi) instead of pork.
- ^ 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."
- ^ 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..."