Recently we went through a phase of really missing home made Vietnamese comfort food so we made ca kho to (braised catfish in clay pot), and thit kho (Vietnamese braised porkrecipe soon), banh mi, but another one of our favorite Vietnamese comfort food is stuffed tomatoes, ca chua nhoi thit. This is one of my family favorite dishes of my Aunt nine who taught me her recipe. Stuffed tomatoes is rarely found in Vietnamese restaurants but pretty common in family dinners. The sweet juices of the tomatoes and the stuffing make this a really tasty dish with rice. The pork stuffing recipe is very popular in Vietnamese cuisine and can also be used as a base for making eggrolls, cha trung hap in com tam (pork/egg custard in broken rice dishes), and for stuffing tofu, bell peppers, game hens, catfish, and bitter melon.
This actually looks amazing. I've tried an Egyptian version of it. I thought it was more popular among the Mediterranean region however it seems to pop up in other cuisines as well.
I think it's French influenced.
Stuffed tomatoes must be very juicy...