A dish to try beef-ore you go, Buôn Ma Thuột's famous beef in tamarind sauce

Many restaurant owners claim that the dish's fame is due to the special marinated ingredients that can be found exclusively in this hilly part of Việt Nam.

Bò nhúng me (beef dipped in tamarind sauce) is a favourite on the menus of Buôn Ma Thuột, and its distinctive flavour makes it a must-try for any visitor to the area.

Many restaurant owners claim that the dish's fame is due to the special marinated ingredients that can be found exclusively in this hilly part of Việt Nam.

A dish to try beef-ore you go, Buôn Ma Thuột's famous beef in tamarind sauce
Bò nhúng me is a Buôn Ma Thuột favourite and a must-try for visitors. Photos courtesy of foody.vn

Tamarind sauce is a must for this recipe. Only in Đắk Lắk will you find the intoxicating fragrance and complex flavour combination of their signature red sauce.

At least five distinct kinds of fruit and forest spices are needed to make this one-of-a-kind sauce. The characteristics of an excellent tamarind sauce are consistency, vibrancy of colour, and a harmonious blend of sour, salty, and sweet flavours.

Before being bathed in tamarind sauce, the beef that will be used in the dish is carefully selected, sliced very thinly, and seasoned with garlic.

A tiny cast-iron skillet, topped with butter, is used to serve the meal.

Often, the restaurateur will marinate the beef in the rich tamarind sauce along with lemongrass, onions, bell peppers, and sesame before delivering it to customers.

It's easy to prepare; just toss it in a skillet, add some butter and garlic to enhance the flavour, and cook it until the meat is done.

A dish to try beef-ore you go, Buôn Ma Thuột's famous beef in tamarind sauce
Before being bathed in tamarind sauce, the beef is thinly sliced and seasoned with garlic.

Source: vietnamnews.vn

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