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Vietnamese Shaking Beef Recipe

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Cyn Eats, in partnership with feedfeedshared her family recipe for this easy-to-make, Vietnamese shaking beef, also known as bo luc lac. This mouthwateringly delicious dish is absolutely perfect for a weeknight dinner – cooking time is less than 10 minutes!  

Tip: If your skillet isn’t big enough to sear all the meat in an even layer, divide the beef and cook in two batches. 


For the Beef:

  • 2 lb. New Zealand grass-fed beef tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces (Tip: Look for the Taste Pure Nature Logo)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Chili garlic paste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

For the Red Onions:

  • 1 large red onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the Salad:

  • 4 large tomatoes, sliced
  • Lettuce, leaves
  • Steamed white rice (optional)



  • 1. In a large bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and chili garlic paste (optional). Let marinate at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a small bowl, coat sliced red onions with granulated sugar, white vinegar, soy sauce and water. Set aside.
  • 3. Prepare bed of greens and tomatoes in a serving platter and set aside.
  • 4. Heat canola oil in a large skillet on high heat. When oil begins to smoke, add an even layer of beef and sear for 1 minute on each side. Shake the pan vigorously for another minute until all sides are charred.
  • 5. Transfer beef to bed of greens and tomatoes. Top with red onions and serve.
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