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August 10th, 2009 80 Comments

Bo Luc Lac (Vietnamese Shaking Beef)

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Bo Luc Lac (Vietnamese Shaking Beef)

Ingredients:

Beef Marinade:

1.5 lbs beef sirloin (or any cut you like) cut into 1″ cubes
2 tbs minced garlic
1.5 tbs sugar
2 tbs oyster sauce
1 tbs fish sauce
1 tbs sesame oil
1 ts thick soy sauce

Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup rice vinegar
1.5 tbs sugar
1/2 tbs salt

Dipping Sauce:
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 ts kosher salt
1/2 ts fresh cracked pepper

1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 bunches of watercress, long stems trimmed
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced

Cooking oil for frying

Method:

Prepare marinade by combining garlic, oyster sauce, sugar, fish sauce, thick soy sauce and sesame oil with the beef for at least half an hour, preferably 1-2 hrs.
Prepare vinaigrette by mixing rice vinegar with salt and sugar. It should be a balance of sour, salty and sweet.

Thinly slice the red onion and use about 3-4 tbs of the vinaigrette to pickle and set aside covered in fridge for about 10 minutes. Prepare bed of watercress and tomatoes in a serving platter and set aside.

Heat a large wok or pan over high heat. Add about 2 tbs cooking oil and when it begins to smoke, add an even layer of beef and allow to sear for about 2 minutes, before “shaking” to sear the opposite sides for about another 1-2 minute more to brown all the sides.  Do this in batches to cook all the beef if necessary.

Transfer beef to bed of watercress and tomatoes. Drizzle another 3-4 tbs of vinaigrette over the beef and greens and top with pickled red onions. Lastly, squeeze lime juice over salt and pepper in a small ramekin.

Cook’s Note:

We like our beef medium rare and test the meat by touch and sight–it will plump up slightly and be bouncy to the touch with a spatula.

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  2. tieumy says:

    I love this post, the beef looks so delicious

  3. GlobeTrekkerGal says:

    Just made this tonight and it was delicious!! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  5. Vi Nguyen says:

    wow, it looks so nice here :x
    and in Hanoi, for this dish, we also add pineapple and paprika (bell pepper
    they will make “bo luc lac” more delicious :)

  6. Ruby says:

    When you say “thick soy sauce” does that mean kecap manis?

  7. Joey says:

    Just made this. It was yummy!

  8. kto says:

    I made this tonight using this recipe and it was DELICIOUS! My boyfriend said it tasted exactly like the ones we get at the restaurant. Thanks! :)

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