This is a classic Vietnamese dish. It has a base of fine rice noodles with a light stock and is topped with beef marinated in traditional flavours.


  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 x 5cm piece of lemongrass, tender inner part only, very finely chopped

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely diced

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (nam pla)

  • 2 teaspoons clear honey

  • 200g fillet steak, thinly sliced

  • 175g fine rice noodles

  • 100g beansprouts

  • 125g Chinese greens, finely shredded

  • Half cucumber, cut lengthways, de-seeded and grated

  • 24 mint leaves, thinly sliced

  • Spray oil

  • 1 x 300ml tub fresh beef stock, warmed

  • 1 tablespoon natural roasted peanuts, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • 1.

    In a large bowl, combine the garlic, onion, lemongrass, chilli, pepper, fish sauce and honey and marinate the beef in this mixture for 30 minutes.

  • 2.

    Put the rice noodles in a saucepan or heatproof bowl, pour boiling watre over them, cover and leave for 5 minutes, then drain. Divide the noodles between individial deep bowls, then add the beansprouts, Chinese greens, cucumber and mint.

  • 3.

    Heat a frying pan or griddle over a high heat and spray lightly with oil, if necessary. Sear the beef for 30 seconds each side then add to the bowls. Pour a little stock into each bowl and then sprinkle with the nuts and the seeds.

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Posted by CharmykReport
I do this with chicken and it is DELISH!!!!!!