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Traditional Vietnamese Recipe - Bún Bò Xào Nam Bộ (Southern Fried Beef Noodles)


250g Beef eye fillet/sirloin

3Tbs Minced garlic

2 Tbs Minced Shallots

1 Tbs Minced Lemongrass

1 Tsp Sugar

1 Tbs Soy Sauce

1 Tbs Oyster Sauce

1 Tsp Sesame Oil

1 Cucumber

100g of Mixed Vietnamese green herbs – Basil, coriander, mint, lettuce

50g Bean Shoots

40g Roasted peanuts

30g Fried Shallots

100g Pickled Shredded Carrots and Papaya

1 Packet of thin rice noodles cooked as per instructions


2 Tbs Fish sauce

1 ½ Tbs Sugar

2 Tabs Water

1 Tbs vinegar

1 red Chili chopped

2 Garlic cloves minced


Thinly slice beef along the grain lengthwise into 2 to 2 1/2 inch strips. Combine beef strips with minced garlic, minced shallots, lemongrass, soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce and let marinate for at least 15" before cooking.

Prepare a platter of vegetables, thinly slice long strips of cucumber, lettuce, chopped herbs as you like, raw bean sprouts.

Heat oil in a pan, then add the meat and sauté over medium-high heat until cooked medium.

Mix fish sauce, sugar, water, vinegar, then add the minced garlic and chili.

To serve, place rice noodles in a serving bowl, Arrange vegetables and pickles on top, then stir-fried meat, and finally peanuts and fried shallots.

Before serving, sprinkle with fish sauce to taste.