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Food: Dinner Tonight – Beef Stew Vietnamese Style

San Francisco is filled with wonderful cuisine, fusion or traditional, Asian food has been one of my favorites. But I’ve never tried to make a dish at home, well, except Thai peanut sauce chicken, with store bought Peanut sauce which is no longer available in stores, I imagine because of the growing peanut allergy in this part of the world. Anyway, I have a pound of stew thawing out in the refrigerator, and while scrolling through Instagram this morning, I found this recipe and traced it back to the original article. Dinner tonight is beef stew Vietnamese style. Ingredients 2 pounds trimmed boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks 3 tablespoons fish sauce, plus more as needed  {not a fan of fish sauce, so I will be omitting} 2 teaspoons light or dark brown sugar {also I never add sugar when a recipe requires it} 1 1/2 teaspoons five-spice powder 3 tablespoons canola or other neutral oil, plus more as needed 1 cup chopped shallot or yellow onion 3 tablespoons peeled and finely chopped …