Nom Bo Kho (Green Papaya Salad with Dried Beef)

December 22, 2020 - 769 views

You are a lover of Vietnamese cuisine, especially street food, aren't you? Let's enjoy "Nom Bo Kho" - the Green Papaya Salad with Dried Beef to feel the special features of Vietnamese cuisine

Vietnam is famous for its signature dishes that are both delicious and affordable. In particular, street food in Vietnam has touched many culinary enthusiasts around the world because of its richness and unique taste. One of these is "Nom Bo Kho" - the Green Papaya Salad with Dried Beef, which has now been upgraded and is available in many restaurants.

Nom Bo Kho (Green Papaya Salad with Dried Beef)

Nom Bo Kho (Green Papaya Salad with Dried Beef)

Overview of Nom Bo Kho

Hanoi has many famous delicacies associated with the streets such as Ham Long Ham, Le Van Huu, Bo Ho, etc. Each row has its own secret, extremely typical for mixed water. They are both delicious and addictive.

Nom Bo Kho - Green Papaya Salad with Dried Beef, also known as Dried Beef Salad, is also a famous dish and can show the unique characteristics of Vietnamese cuisine. It is one of the favorite street food of many Vietnamese people as well as foreigners. Especially, Ho Hoan Kiem street is well-known for selling Nom Bo Kho and it is also called "Nom Bo Kho" Street. You can eat Nom Bo Kho in all seasons whenever it is winter time or summer. It is a nutritious dish providing you fiber, protein, and vitamins.

Nom Bo Kho in Hanoi

Nom Bo Kho is favorite street food in Hanoi

The process of making Nom Bo Kho

Nom Bo Kho is easy to make with easily-prepared ingredients such as green papaya, carrots, roasted peanuts, oregano, very diverse, extremely diverse: Dried beef, grilled bird, fried liver, sour meatball, etc.

For ingredients we need to prepare:

  • 200 g of green papaya
  • 150 g carrots
  • 100g of dried beef 
  • 50g peanuts
  • 20g marjoram
  • 10g garlic
  • 50g of sugar
  • 50ml fish sauce
  • 50 ml of lemon juice
  • 1 chili
  • 15g salt

To make a Green Papaya Salad with Dried Beef, we do the following. First, after preparing all the ingredients: green papaya, carrots peeled and sliced ​​very thin and long. Dried Beef tore thin. Roasted peanuts, let cool, peel, crush and release crossbow. Marjoram leaves picked, washed. Peeled and minced garlic mixed with chili.

Next, add 1 teaspoon of salt and squeeze papaya for 2-3 minutes, then rinse and squeeze to reduce water. Mix carrots and papaya with 1 - 1.5 tablespoons of sugar (15-20 grams) leave for 15-20 minutes, then squeeze, remove water. This will make papaya and carrots very crispy.

To make a blend of water we do the following: In a small bowl, add 50 ml of fish sauce, 30g of sugar, 50 ml of lemon juice, stir thoroughly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add chili, minced garlic, stir well. Taste to taste. Note that because of the sugar in papaya and carrots, the broth doesn't need to be so sweet.

Mix papaya, carrots, dried beef, marjoram, sprinkle sauce and mix well. Take out the plate, sprinkle crushed roasted peanuts, and add more marjoram to decorate and enjoy.

Nom Bo Kho recipe

Cooking process of Nom Bo Kho

Some good places to try Nom Bo Kho

Green Papaya Salad with Dried Beef is becoming more and more popular and appearing in many large and small restaurants. As a favorite dish, many places sell Nom Bo Kho in Hanoi. Thus, finding a good place to try this dish is not easy especially for international tourists. Here are some location suggestions for you to come and try Nom Bo Kho:

1. Long Vi Dung dried beef salad 

This is one of the most famous Dried Beef shops on the lake. A portion of the beef here is plump, with traditional grated papaya, herbs, crispy beef tendons, greasy fried spleen, and even delicious pieces of boiled beef.

  • Address: 23 Ho Hoan Kiem Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 08:00 - 21:30 hrs
  • Price: around 2 USD per dish 

Nom Bo Kho in Long Vi Dung Restaurant

Long Vi Dung dried beef salad

2. Hai Sinh dried beef salad

Coming to Hai Sinh dried beef salad, customers will experience many unforgettable dishes such as Dried Beef Salad, Bird Salad, Mixed Salad, Spring Roll, Fried Nem, Fried Potato Chips, etc

  • Address at 57A Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
  • Opening hours: 07:00 - 22:00 hrs
  • Price: 2 - 3 USD per dish

Hai Sinh Dried Beef Salad - Nom Bo Kho

Hai Sinh dried beef salad

3. Mai Nga dried beef salad

This is a small restaurant located right opposite Ham Long church. The restaurant is simple, diners come here to sit on the sidewalk mainly, simple plastic tables and chairs, at busy hours, the restaurant is very crowded.

  • Address at 25 Ham Long Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00 hrs
  • Price: 2 - 3 USD per dish

Nom Bo Kho Mai Nga

Mai Nga Dried Beef salad

What are you waiting, enjoy Green papaya salad with dried beef at these stores. Or you can also do it yourself when making it will make the food more delicious.

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