Refreshing spring/summer vietnamese korean inspired dish
This is a modified Korean BBQ Ground Beef bowl, typically Korean BBQ sauce contains brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and ginger. But I modify the ingredients to what my family and I typically have on hand as a Vietnamese American and that is brown sugar, oyster sauce, Maggi/Knorr Soy Sauce seasoning, chili oil, and limes! I also wanted it to have a bit of a starchy flavor so I added in cornstarch as well as diced zucchini to make it have a bit of added flavor kick without much of a difference. All the while adding in some more nutrients and veggies, which our family loves! Any way to sneak in veggies without my toddler knowing is a huge win! So, I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know if you decide to try it! It’s super refreshing yet savory and perfect for Spring and Summer dinners and even lunch! I love pairing it with a fresh fried egg to add some umami to it as well! I’ve also made a vegan version of the recipe for those who’re opting out of eating meat! Enjoy, and of course if you remake please feel free to tag me on your social media @hoangviton or @beautyfoodymom on both Instagram and or Facebook and use the #beautyfoodymom!
Common Fresh Vietnamese Ingredients used in recipes!
Pictured are green onions, diced onions, and diced zuchinni!
Modified vietnamese korean bbq version with fried tofu slices for vegans
Here I used vegan fried tofu slices that were made in house at our local Vietnamese supermarket called Saigon Market located on Rivers Avenue. I also like to add alot of cracked black pepper (you can used cracked white pepper too, but I used what I have) to add more flavor since tofu is not much for added flavor but protein! Also you can use lentils, ground tofu, or ground tempeh as other protein option replacements for a vegan meal and take out the fried egg. If you like you can use vegan “Just Egg” in place!