In the States, jerky is a snack that people buy at gas stations and eat on the road. In Vietnamese Food, the sweet, spicy beef is usually used as a condiment, finely shredded and scattered atop salads as a garnish, like the green papaya salad. What makes Vietnamese Beef Jerky Recipe (Thịt Khô Bò) different from what you find in the states is the marinade, which is typically wetter and contains more sugar. Asian beef jerky is also often unsmoked. Be sure to cut the beef into slices with the grain. If you cut it against the grain, it will break apart into tiny pieces when cooked. To make it easier to slice the meat thinly, let it cool completely after cooking.