Vietnamese grilled beef with betel leaves
- MonsieurKnowItAll Feb 21, 2012 09:52 AM
I've been searching for authentic "bo nuong la lot", but the places I've tried use grape leaves. I'm told betel leaves should be used since they lend a unique flavor that can't be replicated with grape leaves. Where can I find a Vietnamese restaurant in SGV that serves bo nuong la lot with betel leaves?
re: Das Ubergeek
Herr Doktor Ubergeek, could you disambiguate?
There are two places called Thien An:
9477 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683
13518 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843
The website of the second Thien An makes no reference to the first, but does mention a location in Houston, TX. Both appear to do bo 7 mon.
Have you tried Vietnam Restaurant on Las Tunas? I've had their 7 courses of beef. There was one that was wrapped in some kind of leaf and it sure didn't taste like a grape leaf to me. You could call and ask, I suppose.
Thanks for the replies.
I tried the “bo nuong la lot” at Vietnam Restaurant on Las Tunas last week. I liked it, but the menu said “grape leaves” and it tasted like it to me (Middle Eastern feel). It was actually from reading the Wandering Chopsticks blog touting betel over grape leaves that I became obsessed with finding authentic bo nuong la lot. I’ll give Thien An a try.