Ginger and Scotch: Vietnamese Beef Sate with Egg Noodles (Mì Bò Sa Tế)

Posted on the September 25th, 2018 under Expat Bloggers by

Vietnamese Beef Sate with Egg Noodles (Mì Bò Sa Tế)Vietnamese sate noodles is a lesser known dish on Vietnamese menus but it’s wonderfully fragrant and just bursting with aromatics like lemongrass, garlic and shallots all simmered in a beef broth and served over your choice of egg noodles or wide rice noodles.
My first taste of Vietnamese Satế noodles was at the original Bo Ky restaurant on Bayard Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown. My parents knew the owner, Mr. Ngo, long before he and his family opened the restaurant. Newly arrived as refugees from Vietnam, Mr. Ngo’s family and mine lived in the same apartment building in New York City.
At Bo Ky, the dish was called “Teochew Sate Noodles” and my family would always order it with thin egg noodles. They were so cheap, something like $5 for a huge bowl. When ordering take-out, we’d always ask that the sauce and noodles be separated so the noodles don’t get soggy during our long drive back to our house in Brooklyn.
What is Vietnamese Sate?
You may be familiar with a popular Thai dish of meat skewers served with satay dipping sauce. Thai satay is a thick sauce traditionally made with peanuts, coconut milk, red curry paste, fish sauce, tamarind and sugar.
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