Rare Beef Vietnamese Style

Recipe by Nado2003
READY IN: 30mins




  • Select the finest piece of beef tenderloin.
  • Bring beef to room temperature by putting covered beef on the counter for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Prepare ice water bath - put some ice cubes in cold water in a bowl.
  • Heat grill or oven broiler to high.
  • Sear the outside of the beef, all around, until outside is light brown. I only sear the outside of my beef because I like my beef moo.ing rare. If you like your meat more cooked, please use the meat thermometer to reach desired doneness: 130 degrees for rare, 140 for medium rare --
  • Remove meat and dip in ice water for a couple of seconds to stop cooking.
  • Dry meat with paper towel.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Sharpen your knife, and slice beef thinly.
  • Mix grated ginger and fish sauce to make sauce.
  • Sprinkle roast rice powder over sliced beef, serve with sauce for dipping. Serve with white rice.
  • To Roast rice:.
  • Heat heavy skillet on medium heat.
  • Add dry grains of rice and reduce to low heat. Stirring frequently to roast until evenly brown to release aroma.
  • Once rice is medium brown, remove from skillet and grind in blender or food processor until a fine powder is achieved. In the old days, this is done with mortar and pestle. Thank goodness for technology.