Immigrant Kitchens: Vietnamese Beef Stew

In the latest entry on Immigrant Kitchens Lindsay Sterling learns how to make Vietnamese Beef Stew from Quang and Minh Nguyen (read the recipe and see the photos).

I learned this stew from two brothers from Cam Ranh, Vietnam. Their names are Quang and Minh Nguyen. The soup’s name is Bo Kho, but they pronounce it Ba Kah. Their mother used to stay up until midnight making it so she could sell in the morning in front of their house. People in Vietnam eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, at parties and everyday. After a couple months of eating Kix, Grape Nuts, and Special K, the brothers called their mom in desperation and had her tell them over the phone how to make the soup.

2 comments on “Immigrant Kitchens: Vietnamese Beef Stew

  1. Funny, we just made Bo Kho at home for the first time this past weekend. The flavors were just amazing, total comfort food. I found the spices more warming than our traditional beef stews. We used short ribs since they were on sale, and oh my! The recipe we used has a crock pot version which I’m anxious to try. Going to be a good stew season.

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