Sunday, March 18, 2012
Lemon cured beef salad (Goi bo tai chanh). Tantalise your taste buds with this mouth-water beef salad.
This beef salad is sensational, it brings fond childhood memories of my uncle and his drinking buddies. They frequently get together on weekends and order ‘Do Nhau’ meaning beer drinking food from the local restaurants. While the other kids were busy entertaining each other, I would sit with the adults and enjoy the food.
This deliciously simple salad of finely sliced beef, cured in lime juice and tossed with fresh herbs is incredible. It’s sweet, sour, slightly salty, soft and crunchy. A perfect balance of textures and flavours, typical example of South-East Asian salad.
If you have concerns eating beef prepared in this method, using grilled beef is a fantastic alternative.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Vietnamese have an love affair with Pho, you can say we are pho-natics. It's without a doubt, the most popular and most devoured noodle soup in Vietnam. Enjoyed by the millions each day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
What makes this noodle soup so special you ask? Well Lets take a closer look.