Neua Nam Tok (Vietnamese Grilled Beef Salad)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From The Best Recipes in The World by Mark Bittman. Cook time does not include time to heat grill or preheat broiler. This can be an appetizer or a main dish if served with rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat a grill or broiler. Sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper, then grill for about 4 minutes per side or until medium-rare. Remove from the heat and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the nam pla, lime juice, farlic, shallots, chiles, and sugar. Cut the steak into 1/4 inch slices and immediately toss the steak with the dressing.
  3. Place the lettuce, cucumber, mint, and cilantro on a plate and top with the steak and dressing. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

My favourite type of meal - and this one did not disappoint with its salty and sour flavours. I forgot to buy shallots and used chilli sauce, otherwise made as written and it was delicious, AND low in fat as well!

RonaNZ July 11, 2008

Basic family cooking, quick and tasty. This is a spicy dish - if you're not sure about this flavor combination, it might be good to reduce the red pepper and the fish sauce the first time, with more lime. I used vietnamese fish sauce (nước mắm) instead of thai, with red pepper flakes instead of whole peppers. We ate it over chopped cabbage, which was ok, but a chinese cabbage would probably be better.

realbirdlady July 08, 2008

The fish sauce really comes through on this is very salty. I served mine over rice with cucumbers on top and the meat next to it. I think next time I will try to marinate the meat in the sauce and serve it on top. This was quick and easy to do. Made for Zingo ZWT4.

mary winecoff July 03, 2008

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