How to properly prepare Vietnamese specialty BUN BO NAM BO

 
 
 
 

How to properly prepare Vietnamese specialty BUN BO NAM BO

BUN BO NAM BO (also known as BUN BO KHO or BUN BO XAO) is known as noodles with beef and herbs. The name was derived from the Nam Bo region, where this popular specialty comes from. Simplicity and elegance is what people describe most about the dish. Instead of using a sophisticated broth like PHO, there is a special sauce specifically for BUN BO NAM BO. In addition to that, fresh raw vegetables and herbs, accompanied by fried onions, roasted peanuts and soybean sprouts are indispensable elements of the food.

 

Ingredients (serves 6 people)

  • 500 g of beef (e.g. leg) finely sliced ​​against the grain
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon crushed lemongrass
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chicken stock (or sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 500 g  thin rice noodles 
  • ½ cup pickled white radish, and carrot
  • 4 tablespoons of crispy fried onions
  • 4 tablespoons of crushed roasted peanuts
  • fresh salad: lettuce, mint, perilla, cilantro, washed and roughly chopped
  • 200 g (7 oz) bean sprouts
  • 1 cucumber sliced ​​on slices

Procedure:  Preparation time: 45 min.

 

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