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Wrapped Beef Sausages: Bò Lá Lốt – Cô Liêng

Bò Lá Lốt – Cô Liêng: “Wrap your own” rolls with betel leaf wrapped beef (Bò lá lốp) and beef sausages (Mỡ chài)

  • Address: 321 Võ Văn Tần , P. 5, Q. 3, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hours: 8 am – 9 pm
  • Dish and Cost:
    • Bò lá lốp (Betel leaf wrapped beef ): 60,000 Dong ~ $2.80 USD
    • Mỡ chài (Beef sausages): 60,000 Dong ~ $2.80 USD

Top: Beef sausages. Bottom: Betel leaves wrapped pork.

Top: Beef sausages. Bottom: Betel leaves wrapped pork.

Bò Lá Lốt is lemongrass and curry seasoned ground beef wrapped in betel leaves. Betel is a plant found in Asia and when combined and chewed with other substances, it’s a mild stimulant. It’s addictive and destructive to the quality of the chewer’s teeth. However, consuming the leaves won’t cause any harm to the body. As the matter of fact when grilled over charcoal, it gives off an amazing and distinctive herby fragrant. I guarantee that one whiff of this aroma walking down the street will get your mouth salivating.

Mỡ Chài is beef sausages. I believe it has similar seasoning as Bò Lá Lốt, but instead of wrapping it with betel leaves, it’s wrapped with a layer of pork fat. This is also grilled over charcoal. Both are delicious when wrapped with rice paper, lettuce and a mixture fresh herbs and dipped in the pineapple and fermented anchovy sauce (Mắm Nêm). Don’t be scared of this sauce because it really enhances the flavors of the grilled beef, but if this is not your cup of tea, you can request for the sweet and tangy fish sauce (Nước Mắm).

Betel wrapped beef and beef sausage wrapped with lettuce, herbs, and rice paper. Dipped with fermented shrimp and pineapple sauce

Betel wrapped beef and beef sausage wrapped with lettuce, herbs, and rice paper. Dipped with pineapple and fermented anchovy sauce

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About Linh

"I love to eat. I live to eat. I travel to eat." It only took a short amount of time for me to find out that the rat race, corporate life was not the life I want and that pushing papers was not as creatively stimulating as they advertised. As a result, I exchanged my suits for suitcases and setting on a year long journey to Southeast Asia. For each country I visit, my goal is to immerse myself in its culture and, of course, feast my way through all of its delicacies.
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