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Shaking beef stir-fry

Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Wondering what the title of this recipe means? Shaking beef is directly translated from a famous Vietnamese dish where the wok is shaken so all the sliced, marinated beef can be cooked. Arrange amongst traditional salad components for a delicious meal!


Fish sauce

2 tbs

Palm sugar

1 tbs, grated

Sunflower oil

1 tbs

Beef rump steak, raw

480 g, (buy 600g) fat trimmed, sliced thinly

Lemon juice

cup(s), (80ml)


1½ tsp, (white)


½ tsp, (flakes)

Red onion

1 medium, cut into wedges

Butter lettuce

720 g, (1x lettuce whole)


1 cup(s), (1/2 bunch)

White radish

6 individual, finely shredded


  1. Combine fish sauce, sugar and half the oil in a glass or ceramic dish. Add beef and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Combine juice, 2 tablespoons water, white pepper and sea salt in a small jug. Set dressing aside until required.
  2. Heat a wok over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil and heat for 20 seconds. Stir-fry onion for 2 minutes or until softened. Transfer to a bowl. Reheat wok over high heat. Add remaining oil and heat for 20 seconds. Stir-fry beef mixture, in batches, for 3 minutes or until browned and cooked to your liking.
  3. Arrange lettuce and watercress on serving plates. Top with beef, onion and radish. Drizzle with dressing to serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed gai lan (Chinese broccoli), plus steamed jasmine rice.