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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Beef in Coconut Milk Recipe

(Thit Bo Nau Voi Nuoc Dua)

Ingredients : Serves 4

30 ml

1 clove

225 g


1/4 teaspoon


1 cm


15 ml



1 tablespoon

A handful

Vegetable oil

Garlic, crushed

Topside of beef, thinly sliced

Small onion, thinly sliced

Turmeric, or a pinch

Green pepper

Lemon grass, cut from the bottom,

thinly sliced

Canned coconut milk



Peanuts, crushed

Fresh coriander, chopped

Method :
  • Heat the oil until very hot.

  • Add the garlic.

  • When the smell is released, add everything except the coconut milk.

  • Stir fry for about 3 minutes or until the meat is cooked.

  • Add the coconut milk and stir once.

  • Serve garnished with crushed peanuts and chopped coriander.

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