Another delicious reminder of France’s hand in Vietnamese cuisine, bo kho (‘braised beef’) is a distant cousin of the classic boeuf bourguignon. This complex dish sees morsels of beef stewed for hour upon hour alongside herbs and spices of both French and Vietnamese descent. Star anise, coriander seeds, lemongrass, cinnamon… it’s all in there. Served with banh mi or poured over noodles, think pho bo on steroids. The thick aromatic broth bursts with flavour, enveloping hunger-busting chunks of carrot, fresh basil leaves and the oh-so-tender meat. Grab your spoon and napkin as we go Goldilocks on the ultimate in Vietnamese comfort food.