Vietnamese Beef Stew with Lemongrass, Ginger, and Star Anise served with Herbed Jasmine Rice and Toasted Baguette Slices
(gluten free, dairy free)
Beef was introduced to Vietnam by the French during its colonization of the country and this dish, Bò Kho, is a Vietnamese style beef stew with carrots and potatoes similar to the classic French Pot-au-feu, but spiced in a traditional Vietnamese manner, fragrant with lemongrass, ginger, star anise, and cinnamon. This is a flavorful and comforting dish as the weather turns cool.
$25 for 1 generous main course
Beef contains L-Carnitine, an important amino acid which plays a significant role in boosting your body’s metabolism. It also provides you with glutathione, the “master antioxidant,” which protects cells from damage and contributes to preventing illness, reducing the risk of chronic disease & strengthening the immune system.
Carrots are great for your skin because they are high in beta-carotene, vitamin A, and antioxidants (which also strengthens the immune system)
Potatoes are gluten free and an excellent source of vitamin C, Potassium, fiber, B vitamins copper, tryptophan, and manganese.
Lemongrass aids in digestion and helps you cope with cold, cough and flu.
Ginger is an immune-boosting herb that is loaded with antioxidants & has anti-inflammatory properties.
Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants & has anti-inflammatory properties.
Star Anise is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A and C, and the oil produced from star anise contains thymol, terpineol and anethole, which is used for treating cough and flu. Star anise also helps improve digestion, alleviate cramps and reduce nausea.