Chez Sovan Cambodian Beef Sticks

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I haven't tried these yet but can't wait to. Found the recipe on another site its from Sovan Boun Thuy, owner Chez Sovan. Ginger can be substituted for galangal if you cant find it. Time does not include the 3 hr marinade. Just a note, i would not omit the kiwi because it has a tenderising effect on meat and will add a subtle flavor that doesnt disturb even if it is not your favorite fruit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice beef on diagonal into thin strips, 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick.
  2. Place lemongrass, lime zest, garlic, turmeric and galangal in food processor or blender and grind to paste. Stir in 3 tablespoons oil. Place 2 tablespoons of spice mixture in bowl large enough to marinate meat. Add oyster sauce, sugar and paprika. Mix and taste, correcting seasoning to your preference. Cut kiwi in half. Remove flesh from one half and mash to a paste. Stir into marinade. Add beef strips; stir. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours.
  3. Start coals and burn until coals begin to glow or turn gas grill to medium heat. Thread beef onto skewers. Grill until well browned, 5-6 minutes per side.
  4. Serves 4.
Most Helpful

What a wonderful recipe... Tritip is not a popular cut around here, I usually have to drive about 20 miles roasted find it. Instead I used boneless short rib...perfect. You can cut these in half length-wise and skewer or just leave whole and grill. I am always looking for a tasty and economical alternative to lunch meat for my husband who likes to carry his lunch. I make a batch of this, give him a bag of 5 rolls, 5 pieces of fruit and some greens and he has a tremendous, healthy lunch for about $2.50 a day. This is one tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing.

CampChatsworthCook September 04, 2012

Great beef sticks!!! I made this using top sirloin as I couldn't find tri-tip beef. We also put a skewer of onions on the grill with the beef and loved the combination of the two!! Great combination of flavors going on in this marinade with the kiwi, lemongrass, ginger and oyster sauce!!! I did use the organic tube versions for the lemongrass and the ginger which really made this easy to get together. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Holiday Tag Game.

diner524 February 07, 2012

My husband loved this and I thought it was very good. I might like this a little spicier and would use some red pepper next time in lieu of paprika. I was really nice having something from an utterly warm climate in winter's cold here. One of the reasons I brave the cold to grill outside! It warms the heart. Thanks for posting!

Sue Lau May 01, 2008