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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Vietnamese Steak Tartare Recipe

(Bit Te Ta Ta)

This dish is an example of the French influence on Vietnamese cuisine. It would have been eaten by wealthy, cosmopolitan members of society. Suitable accompaniments are Chinese Leaf Salad and French fries.

Ingredients : Serves 4

750 g

30

30

Large handful

3 cloves

4

2

4

4

1/2

1/2

2 tablespoons

Fillet steak, finely minced

Basil leaves, finely chopped

Mint leaves, finely chopped

Coriander leaves, finely chopped

Garlic, finely chopped

Thin slices galangal, finely chopped

Large shallots, finely chopped

Small green chilies, finely sliced

Egg yolks in half shells (optional)

Salt

Pepper

Vietnamese fish sauce

Method :
  • To serve, place the steak in a mound in the centre of a large platter.

  • Put all the other ingredients into small bowls or ramekins and arrange them around the steak.

  • The diners can then help themselves to the meat and mix their own steak tartare.

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