Recipe: Bò lúc lắc – Vietnamese Shaking Beef

Bò lúc lắc - Shaking Beef

By Helen Le Published: July 15, 2012

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

This dish gets its interesting name from the way it is cooked: shaking the beef in the wok.

  • Marinate the beef with 1 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp sugar, a pinch of salt, 2 tbsp soya sauce , 3 tbsp oyster sauce, ½ tsp pepper, 1 tbsp vegetable oil for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2-3 hours.
  • Mix the sliced red onion with 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp vinegar. Set aside.
  • Heat a large wok or a pan over high heat until it begins to smoke. Add 1 tbsp cooking oil and fry 1tsp minced garlic till gragrant. Toss in the marinaded beef and stir-fry until seared to your desired doneness. It should take a few minutes only. Don't overcook the beef.
  • Transfer the beef to a plate lined with lettuce (or watercress) and tomato slices.
  • Sprinkle more black pepper on top and garnish with the pickled red onions. Serve with hot steamed rice, tomato rice or French fries.

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