Continuing with the introduction in Vietnamese street food, today let’s talk about bo kho, or the Vietnamese beef stew.
Thus far, everything dishes in this series is from the same 4-day December 2016 trip to HCMC, and they’re mostly common dishes you can find most anywhere in the city.
a nice big pot of bo kho, Vietnamese beef stew
Kho is a cooking technique in Vietnamese cuisine, while bo is beef. Like most dishes in Vietnam, fish sauce is one of the ingredients in this stew. The result is a more complex taste than the usual Western style stew.
Bo Kho is usually served with either rice noodle or banh mi (baguette in Vietnamese), though you can also have it with rice.
bo kho comes with banh mi (baguette), or rice
The version we had was from a small restaurant a stone’s throw away from the Airbnb at HCMC by the name of Thuc Don. Haze had the version with banh mi (45,000 VND) while I opted for rice (40,000 VND).
The meat was lovely, with really soft flank cut with tendon attached. The stew itself has a rich and complex flavor, made better with those chunks of carrots. I didn’t miss the absence of potato or celery at all.
of course, coffee at Vietnam is always the accompany drink
If you love beef, this is a dish to try in Vietnam, and if you’re not in Vietnam, this won’t be a difficult dish to replicate at home either. I think I’m going to find a recipe and try it at home.
Com – Pho
18A/23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
GPS: 10.786259, 106.700355
17 thoughts on “KY eats – Vietnamese Street Food 101 – #4 Bo Kho”
With baguette for me please!
Monica: wise choice!
KL needs bo kho like this! if your recipe is a success, can start selling please 🙂
Sean: i’ll do delivery service to your house, for a price! lol
i wonder if this is pronounced as ba khaaa? keke…
kekeke: pork leg? hahaha.
no. i ordered the beef torpedo
kekeke: that one penang famous!
kekeke: baby baby ohh
KY, Vietnamese stew dishes are good with baguette indeed. Loved ice coffee that rusbust .
Vickie: yah i can’t get enough of those coffee!
they put secret ingredient from golden triangle, thats why…. lol
kekeke: lol die.
Pingback:KY eats – Vietnamese Street Food 101 – #4 Bo Kho | Best Food Network
well well you may enjoy baguette pork and viets cuisine in Taman Paramount PJ.
check out the baguette outlet next to awesome gallery. Am satisfied ….
ignatio: thanks! 😀