Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Recipe: Vietnamese Bo Kho (Beef Stew) + WORLDFOODS giveaway #1

My family loves eating beef stew very much. Although beef stew takes a couple of hours to cook, it is in fact very simple as all you need to do is simply place all the ingredients into the pot and cook away until tender and flavorful.


For my beef stew this time, I made it using WORLDFOODS Vietnamese five spice bo kho sauce. This sauce can also be used for stir fries. Vietnamese beef stew, also known as bo kho is a popular Vietnamese dish which can be served with banh mi (baguette), steamed rice or noodles.

The WORLDFOODS sauce is a delicious tomato-based sauce combined with fragrant lemon grass, ginger and chillies with heady notes of spices. This is said to be medium heat, however for us this is quite mild tasting hence great for kids to enjoy too. I also added in some carrots, making this a great one-pot meal for dinner.



I am delighted to announce that I will be collaborating with WORLDFOODS for a few months to bring you some recipes created using WORLDFOODS products. WORLDFOODS products are convenient and with these available, I believe everyone can easily and quickly put a delicious meal on their table. What I like about WORLDFOODS products is that it is food allergens free, trans-fat free and gluten free with no artificial preservatives, coloring or flavouring, as well as being suitable for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs and Muslims. In KL, WORLDFOODS products are available at Village Grocer (Bangsar Village 1, Sunway Giza, Mt Kiara), Jaya Grocers (Intermark, Empire Shopping, Plaza Jelutong) and Hock Choon @ Ampang.

GIVEAWAY!
Thanks to WORLDFOODS, I have 2 bottles of this Vietnamese Bo Kho sauce to giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment below stating "I want to enter this giveaway" with your name and e-mail address. This giveaway is open to Malaysia only. 2 winners will be drawn (1 bottle each) at random on 12 February 2014 and notified via email.



Bo Kho (Vietnamese beef stew)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 1/2 hours
Serves 4-5

Ingredients
400ml water
1 jar (200g) WORLDFOODS Vietnamese Bo Kho sauce
800g stewing beef
3 carrots, cut into chunks
1 large onion, cut into 1/8ths
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2-3 tbsp cooking oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp fish sauce

To garnish
Thai basil leaves
Red chillies, sliced (optional)


1. In a large pot or casserole, heat the oil over high heat. When the oil is hot, add half the beef to quickly sear, until the meat is browned.  Repeat for remaining beef.



2. Add the onions and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes.Then, add water and WORLDFOODS Vietnamese Bo Kho sauce, stirring well to mix and bring to the boil.

3. Once boiling, cover with lid, and cook for approximately 1 1/2 hours over low heat until meat is fork-tender. Add the carrots 30 minutes before the end of cooking time. Season with salt and fish sauce. Serve hot with banh mi (baguette), steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with Thai basil leaves and red chillies.



Fantastic one-pot meal


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23 comments:

  1. Hi Yen! I love beef stew a lot. And hee..hee...trying luck again.

    I want to enter this giveaway.
    Name : Phong Hong
    Email : phong.hong8@gmail.com

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  2. Oooo...I love beef stew. Sure would want to give this a try.

    I want to enter this giveaway.
    Name; suituapui
    Email: sibutuapui@yahoo.com

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  3. "I want to enter this giveaway"
    Name: Ling Yuen Chin
    Email: ling-yc@hotmail.com

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  4. Nice collaboration! Is this brand available in supermarkets? Want to go read the label...

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    1. Hi Kelly, the names of the supermarkets are stated above in the post. Will copy and paste it again here for you:
      In KL, WORLDFOODS products are available at Village Grocer (Bangsar Village 1, Sunway Giza, Mt Kiara), Jaya Grocers (Intermark, Empire Shopping, Plaza Jelutong) and Hock Choon @ Ampang.

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  5. Love to try the sauce. Too bad not eligible to enter. *sob*

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  6. Drooling by just looking at your photos, a very convenient and useful product too :)

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  7. I want to enter this giveaway

    Sounds rocking!!!!!!!

    Jason

    king_nickolay @ yahoo . com

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  8. I want to try my luck to enter this giveaway.
    Name: May Law
    Email: maylawcking@gmail.com

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  9. I am not a huge fan of beef but my dad and the loved one certainly love this dish.

    One bowl of rice is not enough for them..haha

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  10. GOOD MORNING,
    I enjoy eating .......

    I WANT TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY ))))))))))))
    Name: Yuki MK Lee
    Email: yukileeloveyou@gmail.com

    I'm lucky ;-)

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  11. GOOD MORNING,
    I enjoy eating .......

    I WANT TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY ))))))))))))
    Name: Yuki MK Lee
    Email: yukileeloveyou@gmail.com

    I'm lucky ;-)

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  12. I want to enter this giveaway.
    Name: Lai Mary
    Email: desarmak@yahoo.com

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  13. Gong Xi Fatt Chai!

    Am not entering this giveaway but am looking forward to the coming recipe.

    :)

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  14. I want to try my luck to enter this giveaway.
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    Email: xinghui2013@yahoo.com

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  17. Beef stew...drooling...

    "I want to enter this giveaway"
    Name: Shum Yu Fong
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    Thank you!

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