Bò Kho Dì Út Ấn Độ, District 3

HO CHI MINH CITY | My last day in Ho Chi Minh City, just a few hours to spare, and so many places on my list that I wasn’t going to be able to get to. I had to think wisely about where to have my last meal, and Bò Kho Dì Út Ấn Độ was where I decided

It’s an unassuming, family-run hole in the wall laneway spot. And it’s where you’ll find one of the more unique noodle soup dishes in town. The speciality here is the Northern Vietnamese noodle soup dish, bò kho. It originated in China, evolving over the years for local ingredients and tastes. At its core, bò kho is a slow cooked beef stew, featuring slow braised, tender chunks of marinated beef and beef tendon, vegetables, and lemongrass. It’s hearty, yet light at the same time.

The family that runs this particular spot has Indian heritage, and what makes their version of bò kho so unique is that they infuse the soup with Indian flavours. While curry powder can be used to marinate the beef traditionally, the version here treats its Vietnamese and Indian components with equal regard.

The best way to describe this bowl of good stuff to someone unfamiliar with it, I think, is ‘curry pho’. It’s a best of both worlds kind of situation that comes together deliciously. You can order it with thin rice noodles, and/or bánh mi.

Bò Kho Dì Út Ấn Độ

Hẻm 5, 194 Võ Văn Tần
District 3
Ho Chi Minh City

Telephone: +84 767 700 881
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Mon – Sun: 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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