30th April 2020
By Home cook: Pham Thi Diem Thu
This is a Vietnamese accompaniment to be eaten with a bowl 🍲 of rice 🌾🍚 using your chopsticks 🥢.
1 large head of Coral lettuce
1 large big onion
200 gm beef
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp white sugar (for marinating the beef)
3 tbsp white sugar (for marinating the onion)
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp coconut oil
To make Bitek
1.Cut beef 🥩 into thin slices. Marinade in oyster sauce, 2 tsp sugar, half of the chopped garlic 🧄, salt 🧂and pepper for 10 minutes.
2.Slice the onion 🧅 thinly, put it in to a bowl, add lime juice, 2 tbsp sugar, mix and set aside.
3.Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the other half of the chopped garlic to the frying pan and fry. Add the beef and fry until a bit rare for 5 minutes.
4.Remove from fire and set aside.
To Arrange the Plate
1.Wash Coral lettuce 🥬 leaves and tomatoes 🍅.
2.Arrange lettuce and tomato slices around on a plate. Place the beef in the centre and top with the onion slices dipped in lime.
Serves 2 persons.
To make the rice
Boil white rice in the rice cooker. Spoon 🥄 up and fry the rice in the juices left in the frying pan. Serve into a bowl and turn it over on a plate. Use your chopsticks to eat with.
Serve with Vietnamese coffee.
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