Sunday, November 13, 2016

Vietnamese Shaking Beef

I love my beef in burgers the most but apart from the burger sometimes it is also good in Asian food.

Bo Luc Lac is a very weird name. It's like your hushing away your pet but it means Vietnamese Shaking Beef which is a Vietnamese style beef steak with a lemon juice dipping.

The beef that is used in this recipe is either fillet mignon, rib eye or tender sirloin. It should be cooked regarding your own choice of tenderness. Mostly people like it medium rare but I will cook it on low heat for about 30-45 minutes because I want the beef to melt in my mouth.

Extremely easy to make. Average new born can cook it easily. Extremely tasty as well.


450 grams beef cut in 1 inch cubes (fillet mignon, rib eye or tender sirloin)

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 teaspoon oyster sauce

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 big garlic cloves chopped

3-4 green onions cut in half and chopped in 2 inch long pieces

1 medium sliced onion

half a cup of lemon juice

pinch of salt & pepper for the lemon juice

First we will marinate the beef in sugar, black pepper, soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce and oil.

Put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours. You can do it over night as well but that is not required.

After 2 hours we start frying the beef in a tablespoon of oil.

Fry it for 3-4 minutes and if you like it medium rare you should cook it for a couple of more minutes but if you want it tender like me then add half a glass of water, cover the pan with a lid and let the steam do it's magic while letting the beef simmer for 30-45 minutes.

In these 30-45 minutes you can't sit around because there is work to be done.

GET YOUR LAZY BUM UP! and chop the green onions, the garlic cloves and make the lemon juice dip by squeezing half a cup of lemon juice and adding a pinch of salt and black pepper to it.

After 30-45 minutes have passed uncover the beef and if there is still a bit more liquid then cook it on high heat to dry it up. When little sauce is renaming add the chopped onion, green onions and the garlic.

Stir fry this for a minute and Vietnamese Shaking beef is ready to be served.

The traditional way to serve it is over a bed of sliced tomatoes.

Grab a beef cube, dip it in the lemon juice and experience a flavorful ride that will blow your taste-buds.


  1. OH MY GOD -stop outdoing yourself I can barely keep up. Can you also do a recipe for bibimbap please? Your Korean dishes are so fly :D

    1. Will definitly try the bibimbap when I go to the US. Thank you so much gorgeous.


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