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Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac) is an easy and delicious one-pan meal that is excellent for everyday meals
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Salad
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese
Keyword: Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)
Servings: 6
Calories: 268.9kcal



  • 1 ½ lbs Beef top sirloin, fat trimmed and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 5 Cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp Agave or sugar
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Thick soy sauce, or use low sodium soy sauce


  • ½ cup Rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp Sugar, or agave
  • 1 ½ tsp Kosher salt

Dipping Sauce

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp Fresh cracked pepper


  • 1 Small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cup Watercress leaves or mixed baby greens
  • 2 Tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil, divided


  • Marinate steak at least 1 hour before cooking, or overnight for best results.
  • Combine garlic, oyster sauce, agave or sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil with the beef.
  • For the vinaigrette combine rice vinegar with salt and sugar. It should be a balance of sour, salty and sweet.
  • Thinly slice the red onion and use about 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette to pickle and set aside covered in fridge for about 10 minutes.
  • Prepare bed of greens and tomatoes in a serving platter and set aside.
  • Make dipping sauce by squeezing lime juice over salt and pepper in a small ramekin.
  • Heat a large wok or pan over high heat.
  • When very hot add 1/2 tbsp oil and when it begins to smoke, add an even layer of beef (half) and allow to sear for about 2 minutes, before “shaking” to sear the opposite sides for about another 1-2 minute more to brown all the sides.
  • Repeat this with the second batch of meat using the remainder of the oil.
  • Transfer beef to bed of watercress and tomatoes.
  • Drizzle remainder of the vinaigrette over the beef and greens and top with pickled red onions.
  • Serve with lime dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories268.9
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10.1g 16%
    • Sodium 1451mg 61%
    • Total Carbohydrate 16.6g 6%
      • Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
      • Sugars 12g
    • Protein 27.3g 55%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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