Goi Bo -- Spicy Beef Salad)

Goi Bo -- Spicy Beef Salad)
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Recipe for Goi Bo, Vietnamese Spicy Beef Salad from Chef Viet Tran of New York City and Philadephia's Le Colonial restaurants.


  • 8 ounces sirloin steak, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (either white wine or balsamic)
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce (available in Asian grocery stores)
  • 1 sprig Asian basil, roughly chopped (available in Asian grocery stores)
  • 1 stalk lemongrass (use the tender purple part)
  • 1/8 cup thinly sliced red or white onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • roasted peanuts for garnish


  1. Combine soy sauce, mirin, chili sauce and vinegar. Set aside.
  2. In a sauté pan or wok, sear steak on both sides until rare or medium rare. Remove from heat. Slice steak thinly and toss with basil, lemongrass and onion. In a separate bowl, toss together cucumber, lettuce and bean sprouts. Place greens evenly divided on two plates. Top with sirloin mixture. Pour sauce on top and sprinkle with roasted peanuts.