Tasting Table: "Bò Né" is An Undeniable Allure from Vietnam
Nikita Ephanov described "Bò Né" as the ultimate breakfast experience to try when traveling in Vietnam.
|Journalist Nikita Ephanov from Tasting Table introduced foodies around the world to a delish breakfast meal: Vietnamese steak and egg, also known as "Bò Né" (Photo: Shutterstock).|
"The dish includes a mouth-watering spread of sunny side up fried eggs, pâté, baguette, side salad, and a dipping sauce. Mixing all the components is a highlight of the process.....Washed down with an iced coffee, it makes for a fun and satisfying meal," said the Tasting Table article.
The food reviewer praised "Bò Né" for not only being appetizing and fulfilling but also affordable. This dish is believed to have started as a street food in the port city of Vung Tau province (Southern Vietnam). The way this breakfast repurposes lesser beef cuts makes it accessible to workers, students, and families.
Although it has some Western origins, it is no doubt a Vietnamese creation. Beef is Bò Né's central component, hence the name. The beef is marinated in oyster sauce and black pepper but sometimes, no marination in the preparation process. Instead, Vietnamese people add flavors to the dish with pâté, griddled vegetables like garlic, and small tomatoes. And to tie it all together, they use eggs and butter are bò né stalwarts. Bò Né is served with a baguette and a side salad to balance the greasy taste with the wheat and the refreshing greens.
"Enjoyed around the country - as well as in Vietnamese restaurants abroad - it's an easy-to-love meal that will leave you feeling incredibly full", exclaimed Nikita Ephanov in her article.
While Tasting Table's article provided many ways to eat "Bò Né", an expat foodie showed the internet his own method.
|"Vietnamese Steak and Eggs “Bò Né '' is one of my go-to breakfasts when i am in Saigon. One dish that i think every foreigner can easily appreciate it," said Chad Kubanoff (Screenshot of @chadkubanoff/TikTok).|
Recently, a "Bò Né" food review of Chad Kubanoff, a Bucks County-based chef, now living in Ho Chi Minh City, drew the attention of hundreds of thousands people on TikTok recently. He calls this dish the most "dangerous" meal in Vietnam, emphasizing the unique way to enjoy it. Chad introduced one of his favorite Bò Né restaurants in the city, a busy spot where many locals enjoy this beef dish for breakfast and lunch.
"Anytime I find a tender beef spot, I'm coming back. A pro tip is that Bò Né comes with raw onions. When the pan is super hot, throw the onion [in the pan] and fry. I love it so much," said the American chef.
In the comment of the video, people from around the world expressed much excitement to try the interesting dish and wished to come to Vietnam for a street food adventure.
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