Bò Kho is a traditional Vietnamese beef stew. It's comfort food. Probably every Viet kitchen has its own version. This version is a combination of the basics. It's not as thick as an American stew, but more hearty than a soup with beef, carrots, and traditional Viet flavors like bay leaf, ginger, and anise. Sop up the rich broth with a French baguette like the Vietnamese do or serve with rice.
Pata Hamonado or Ham hock cooked in pineapple juice and soy sauce is a delicious Filipino recipe. This dish is mostly enjoyed during lunchtime and best eaten with white or brown rice. The taste of this dish resembles the popular southern Filipino recipe known as humba. The texture of the meat is a big factor for the success of this dish. The mea