Around the World in 80 Recipes

This site was created for those who would like to recreate the meals I have written about in the "Around the World in 80 Meals" site. ( On that site, I describe the meals that are cooked for me by people from many different cultures...I enjoy eating those meals and I hope to shed a more positive light on the multicultural society in the Netherlands.

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I'm Dutch/American, 29 years old, and love getting to know new people and new cultures. Plus I enjoy a good meal! So what better way to combine these interests than through this blog? The idea is to talk to my hosts about what role food plays in their life, who taught them how to cook, what differences they see between local (food) culture and their own, etc. I started out in the Netherlands, but continued the project after my move to the UK in 2007. Email: eightymeals at yahoo dot com

Monday, September 18, 2006

Vietnamese Bò Bóp Thâú (Beef Salad)

Vietnamese Bò Bóp Thâú (Beef Salad)

Ingredients (serves 4):
3 bell peppers, thinly sliced (red, yellow, green)
200 g unsalted peanuts
thin strips of beef (about half a kilo)
shrimp crackers (krupuk)

for the marinade:
tspn sugar
tspn salt
tablespn oil
tablespn oyster sauce
thinly chopped onion

for the dressing:
3 garlic cloves, crushed
lemon juice of 1 lemon
sugar, salt, chilli paste (sambal) to taste.

Marinate the beef strips for an hour or two. Fry the strips till done. Add the sliced bell peppers, the peanuts and the dressing and toss. Serve cool. Eat by loading a bit of the salad on the shrimp crackers and popping them in your mouth.


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