Tom Sien Pheuy (Slow Cooked Beef Soup) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. This dish is a favorite for all the family members at my aunt’s house. Who doesn’t like to come home to the smell of beef innards and tendons simmering away in a big pot? The vegetables are thrown in right before serving and it depends on your preferences of what type to use in the soup.

The slow cooked beef soup is ideally served with Jeow Som Mak Nao (chili pepper dipping sauce with lime juice) and warm sticky rice.