Lettuce Bundles with Grilled Beef


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    as an Appetizer
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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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This dish could be thought of as a Vietnamese taco. Although it doesn’t really exist there, I was inspired to create it by a classic Vietnamese dish called bo bun (beef with rice paper). It’s a fun combination of salad, pasta, and meat courses mixed into a single, satisfying mouthful. It’s also a versatile dish that you can prepare with any type of meat (or seafood) and a variety of noodles—I’ve used Thai rice vermicelli, Japanese soba, and Western-style spaghetti. The recipe calls f