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Bo Kho - A popular slow-cooked beef stew in Vietnam

December 02, 2020 - 428 views

Bo Kho is an ultimate breakfast food for many people in Vietnam. It is exceptional thanks to its excellent broth, soft beef, and fresh ingredients.

Bo Kho, a very particular dish that many Vietnamese people often eat for breakfast is delicious, nutritious but needs long hours to make. In this article, we will show you what Bo Kho is, how to make it and some great places to taste it. Let’s get started!

What is Bo Kho?

Bo Kho is a very delicious food in Vietnam. Vietnamese people often eat it with some kind of noodles like Pho,... or bread. This dish is tastier if you enjoy it in the winter because it's hot and can make you feel warmer especially when you visit the North in winter. Bo Kho is also popular with foreigners who find out about Vietnamese food.

Bo Kho

Vietnamese people often eat Bo Kho with noodles or bread

How to make Bo Kho?

To make Bo Kho, people will dice the beef, then stew it with carrot and numerous seasonings such as lemongrass, curry powder, cinnamon, chili powder, garlic, star anise, and cloves in the beef broth for some hours or even an entire night. When completed, people will eat with French bread, rice noodles or rice. The aromatic extras and herbs that are served with Bo Kho are lime, basil, pickled onion, coriander, and pepper. This will help you personalize the taste according to your preferences.  Because making the dish requires a long period of time, people often make it in large quantities. 

Bo Kho

Because making Bo Kho requires a long period of time, people often make it in large quantities

What are the best places to try Bo Kho in Vietnam?

There are a number of restaurants in Vietnam offering Bo Kho, especially in the South. Now, we will introduce to you some of the best locations for this special food. Follow us!

Bo Kho Co Mai

This shop has been opened since 1984 and until now, people can still taste the traditional flavor. The dish is super delicious and well decorated. When entering the shop, you will be surprised by the clean space, the friendly atmosphere and the welcoming service. 

  • Address: No 6 Thang Long, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 6 am to 10 pm
  • Price: 2 USD/dish

Thuan Phong Restaurant

Thuan Phong Restaurant offers a wide range of different dishes but the most famous one is Banh Mi Bo Kho. Every step and ingredient of this food is well prepared, from the broth to the beef and carrots. The beef is soft and tastes great when dipped into the excellent broth. 

  • Address: 127/36 Hoang Hoa Tham, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 7 am to 9 pm
  • Price: 1.5 USD/dish

Bo Kho

There are a number of restaurants in Vietnam offering Bo Kho, especially in the South

Bo Kho Co Nhung

Bo Kho Co Nhung is very well-known in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. The beef here is not dry but soft and sweet. The way people decorate the dish is pretty and the quality is super good. Furthermore, the space is clean and neat. That is the reason why this shop is always full of customers day after day.

  • Address: 204/9 Bui Thi Xuan, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 8 am to 10 pm
  • Price: 1.5 USD/dish

So, if you are bored with rice and noodle, why don’t try some Bo Kho?

Pham Vy

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