Well, a 9 year old, a 48 year old, a 65 year old and the cook, 70, RAVED ABOUT THIS RECIPE!<br/><br/>You can buy Lemongrass powder and use 1 teaspoon per fresh lemongrass; either can be purchased in a store catering to Asians. There were only 4 main dish servings for us so if you have more FRIENDS to serve keep that in mind. <br/><br/>The 30 minute prep time is probably for those who can chop, dice and shred faster. Freeze the flank steak until firm in order to slice thinly on the diagonal with more ease.<br/><br/>If fish sauce might be an obstacle by the time the sauces and marinade are made and the dish is ready for serving the fish sauce melds with the other tastes. I bought Red Boat Fish Sauce since I am not familiar with the other names and chose cost as a determining factor of which to buy.<br/><br/>We voted to make it again! Thanks Chickee!!!