Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Spicy Stir Fried Beef in Sesame Gravy Recipe

(Bo Xao Dau Me)

If desired, this dish can become a meat and vegetables combination dish by adding in bamboo shoots, bean sprouts or Chinese cabbage.

Ingredients : Serves 3 - 4

3 teaspoons

2 teaspoons

3 teaspoons

8 oz

1/2 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1 clove

3 tablespoons

1/2 cup

Chinese chili sauce

Sesame paste

Cold Water



Bicarbonate of soda

Hot water

Soy sauce

Garlic, crushed


Beef stock

Method :
  • Shred beef into very thin strips.

  • Mix salt, bicarbonate of soda, hot water and soy sauce together.

  • Pour over meat, beat with chopsticks and knead with hand until liquid is absorbed. Leave for 2 hours or refrigerate overnight. This is to tenderized the meat.

  • Heat oil in wok. Add garlic and meat. Stir fry over high heat until meat has changed color, about 3 minutes.

  • Add stock and bring to boil.

  • Stir in corn flour which has been mixed smoothly with cold water. Stir until it boils and thickens into a thick gravy.

  • Turn off heat. Stir in sesame paste and chili sauce.

  • Serve with white rice and nuoc cham dipping sauce.

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