Nothing better when you can enjoy Beef Balls Hot Pot with Satay (Lẩu Bò Viên Sa Tế) with beloved family in this winter. This dish originally comes from many delicious Vietnamese Dish Recipes. Eating it with vermicelli will bring a stunning flavor in your mouth. I bet your family and even your self will fall in love with it. Choose to cook this dish in Christmas Night and you will not regert about your decision.
Beef Balls Hot Pot with Satay (Lẩu Bò Viên Sa Tế)
Moreover, serving this hot pot with many vegetables is the best way to taste it. So, are you ready to cook it? If you want to change your boring Christmas meals, please follow our instructions below to create one of stunning Vietnamese Dish Recipes like this dish.


1kg Beef bone (leg or tail)
300gr Beef balls (Bò Viên) – Buy at Vietnamese Markets
200gr Beef meat
5 – 6 cloves lemongrass
½ onion, peeled, sliced into segments
Scallion, cleaned and chopped into short parts
Spices: salt, Maggi’s stuff, chili, chili powder, fish sauce, garlic
Vegetables: Bean Sprout, Celery Cabbage, Fresh Mustard Greens.
50gr Button Mushrooms
50gr Oyster Mushrooms
50gr Staw Mushrooms
2 teaspoons annatto seed oil
Sliced tofu, fish balls (Optional)
Vermicelli or Egg noodle.


Step 1: Clean lemongrass, peel off the layer outside, chop into short pieces. Separate into 2 parts. One is minced and one for cooking with bones.

Step 2: Clean beef bone with water added a little salt in 2 – 3 times. Boil water, add more 2 teaspoons vinegar + salt and cook more 5 minutes. Then, soak beef bone into hot water about 3 – 4 minutes to clean again.
Step 3: Here is the important step to create one of stunning Vietnamese Dish Recipes, making broth. Put beef bone into big pot, pour water to cover all bones, add more chopeed lemongrass, salt and cook until it boils. Sometime, you use spoon to scoop out dirty bubble to make broth more clear and delicious.
Step 4: Beef balls cut in half for each. Put into clean bowl.
Step 5: Clean beef meat creafully, slice thinly and put on plate.
Step 6: Clean vegetables, wait to dry and slice into shot pieces. Soak all mushrooms into cold water about 4 – 5 minutes, then cut off the root.
Step 7: Making Satay: Add 2 teaspoons annatto seed oil and minced garlic into pan, fry until it is fragrant. Next, add more minced lemongrass and fry more 5 minutes with a little fish sauce + 1 teaspoon chili powder. (You can add more if you love spicy). Fry more 2 minutes and turn off the heat.
Step 8: When beef bone becomes soft in broth, add ½ mixture of Satay (in step 7) and season again to suit your flavor with Maggi’s stuff, fish sauce and sugar. Continue boiling more 15 minutes. If water reduces, you can add more water to make sure you have enough broth when serving.
Step 9: Soak egg noodle into hot water about 3 – 5 minutes or until it is soft. Then, wash immediately in cold water to make sure they will not stick together. Add a little oil into pan, wait to hot and add more minced garlic, then fry until it is fragrant.
Step 10: Pour mixture of garlic (in step 9) into egg noodle basket, mix well.
Finally, your dish is basically ready to serve. Before eating, you put all vegetables, mushrooms, fish balls, tofu and egg noodle around hot broth pot. Make sure your broth always is hot to pour all stuffs above into pot. When eating, add egg noodle on bow, scoop broth and add more vegetables, mushrooms, fish balls, tofu on face. If you love spicy, you can add 1 teaspoon satay you made in step 7. This dish is really perfect when you can enjoy in cold days. Hope you like this dish and do not miss our other stunning Vietnamese Dish Recipes next time. Good Luck for your Cooking.
Beef Balls Hot Pot with Satay  (Lẩu Bò Viên Sa Tế).
From Vietnamese Food Team.

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