Vietnamese Beef Stir-Fried With Cauliflower

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe, which is pretty easy, is from a cookbook titled Into the Vietnamese Kitchen. I may have adapted the recipe a bit I don't remember, but this recipe is very delicious and her cookbook quite good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl put the 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce and fish sauce.
  2. Stir to blend.
  3. Take the flank steak and cut across the grain into thin strips.
  4. Add to the marinade in the mixing bowl and let it marinate while you work on the rest of the recipe, stirring occasionally.
  5. Wash the cauliflower and cut into small florets.
  6. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil.
  7. Add the cauliflower and once the water starts boiling again, boil for one minute.
  8. Drain immediately and set the cauliflower aside.
  9. Heat a large nonstick frying pan over high heat and then add 4 Table. oil.
  10. Once the oil has had a minute to warm, add the onion.
  11. Stir-fry until the onion has cooked to a light brown color.
  12. Add the garlic and stir-fry just until the garlic starts to brown on the edges.
  13. Remove the onion and garlic into a medium-size bowl, leaving the remaining oil in the frying pan.
  14. Add half the beef to the fryng pan and cook just until the pink disappears, using a spachula to flip over the meat.
  15. Add the meat to the bowl with the onion and garlic.
  16. If necessary, add a little more oil to the frying pan, add the rest of the beef and cook it like you did the first batch.
  17. Remove the second batch of meat from the frying pan.
  18. Put 1-2 Table. of oil in the frying pan.
  19. Heat until hot.
  20. Add the cauliflower and stir-fry until the cauliflower has some brown spots.
  21. The heat needs to be high for this.
  22. Add a little salt and black pepper.
  23. Turn off heat and readd the meat and onions back into the frying pan and mix with the cauliflower.
  24. Check for salt and pepper.
  25. This recipe should have a generous amount of ground black pepper.
  26. Good served with plain rice.
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3 5

Don't quite know exactly what was lacking, but it was just a so-so dish for us. Thank you for sharing.