Friday, March 2, 2018

Bo Vien Dai Thanh, Binh Duong, Vietnam

Known for its beef balls for a take as 2 generations. Families are now bringing their grandchildren to this very busy restaurant. My friend used to be brought there by his father on a buffalo. Being in existence for 50 years and counting, there was good food to be had and the crowd was proof.

Located about 35km from HCMC, it took me 1½ hours to get there given the slow traffic and it was near to their Lunar New Year.

The beef balls were smallish but I got confirmation that it was exactly the size of 50 years ago. The beefy taste and smell were there. The balls have good firm texture and nothing was amissed. The beef tendons were braised till tender.

The soup was tasty. Vietnamese cuisine being heavily influenced by the French, got 2 baquettes. The two pieces of dough with crispy exterior and fluffy interior were a welcome change from noodles. But I wished I could used the baquette on some thicker broth or gravy. Bo Kho dish will be ideal.

44 Lý Thường Kiệt, Phú Cường, Tp. Thủ Dầu Một, Bình Dương, Vietnam

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