Restaurant: Anh Hong
City: Milpitas, CA

This was the last dish served in Anh Hong’s bò 7 món.

chao bo

Beef rice porridge with green onion, ginger, and peanuts.

Cháo is a variation of congee, it uses a variety of different broths and meats, including duck, offal, fish, etc. When beef is used, it is called cháo bò. (Wikipedia)

Cháo, or rice congee, is synonymous to me with cold remedies. As a child, this Vietnamese soup was Maman‘s antidote; the warmth is soothing for the throat and the soft texture makes it easy to consume. The soup contains a handful of rice which acts as a thickener for the flavorful broth. (Pham Fatale)