Quick and Easy Recipe: Yummy Vietnamese beef stew (Bo Kho)

Vietnamese beef stew (Bo Kho).

You can have Vietnamese beef stew (Bo Kho) using 17 simple ingredients and 6 easy steps. Follow these simple steps to achieve it.

Ingredients of Vietnamese beef stew (Bo Kho)

  1. You need 500 g of beef cubes (preferably the one with some marbling).
  2. You need 2 tsp of tsp sugar.
  3. You need 1/2 tsp of chicken stock powder (can be skipped).
  4. Prepare 1 tsp of five spice.
  5. Prepare 1 tbsp of minced garlic.
  6. You need 1/2 tbsp of grated ginger.
  7. Prepare 1 tbsp of soy sauce.
  8. You need 2-3 stalk of lemongrass (smashed and cut into 2-3 pieces).
  9. You need 2-3 of star anise.
  10. Prepare 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder (or 1 stick).
  11. You need 2 tbsp of tomato paste.
  12. It’s 170 ml of (1/2 a can) coconut water.
  13. It’s 3-4 of carrots (cut to chunks).
  14. You need 2 cups of water/beef stock.
  15. You need 1/4 tsp of pepper (or to your liking).
  16. It’s 1 tbsp of oyster sauce (optional).
  17. It’s 2 tbsp of oil.

Vietnamese beef stew (Bo Kho) instructions

  1. Marinate beef with sugar, ginger, (half portion of the garlic), soy sauce, 5 spice, pepper, and chicken powder. Marinate for at least 20 mins (longer is better)..
  2. Heat the oil on the wok or frying pan. Stir in star anise, lemongrass, the remaining portion of garlic, and cinnamon stick/powder until aromatic..
  3. Stir in beef cubes and brown the beef..
  4. Transfer the beef to pressure cooker or casserole pan (or any sauce pan that has thick bottom). Add in tomato paste, coconut water and beef stock..
  5. If using pressure cooker, cook for 20 mins. If using normal stove, bring the stock to boil, cover and reduced to low-medium heat, cook until meat is tender (maybe 40-60 mins)..
  6. Stir in the carrots, cook until carrots are tender. Taste and adjust the flavour. Add oyster sauce for a richer taste (this step is optional). Turn off the heat, the beef stew is now ready to serve!.