After a trip to Florida, we got some betel leaves from our mother’s garden. Looking at her beautiful shiny green garden growing and sparkling in the morning sunlight, especially the betel section (piper lolot), made us craving for something that is quite special. Something that made us recalled our childhood. Like other kids in our hometown, we had loved and adored all the dishes made by our beloved mother. One of them was Grilled Beef in Betel Leaf/ Bo Nuong La Lot. The dish was actually made from well-seasoned ground beef, which was wrapped carefully in betel leaves. The wrapped rolls would release the good fragrance flying on air while she was grilling outdoor. We couldn’t resist the wonderful smell of the seasoned beef betel leaf rolls releasing while grilling, and the sizzling funny sound it made. We kids were very hungry by the time, but still patiently sat surround the barbecue grill looking at Mama’s spectacular way of grilling.
Now it’s our turn to make the dish for our beloved children. It is more fun when our children enjoy lending a hand making this dish. Hopefully, someday they would pass the great moments and the recipe to their kids as our Mama did to us before.
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