Munchie Mondays~Vietnamese Shaking Beef

Munchie Mondays~Vietnamese Shaking Beef

I made this for dinner the other night…I am tired of the same thing over and over again and decided to try something new. This didn’t let us down, and it was really easy to make.

Try it tonight!



  • 1 1/2 lbs beef top sirloin, fat trimmed and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 5 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp agave or sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (I used Worcestershire sauce)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp thick or regular soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of Keen’s Mustard powder


  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbs sugar (or agave)
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Dipping Sauce

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper


  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups watercress leaves or mixed baby greens
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp canola oil, divided

Marinate the steak at least 1 hour before cooking, or overnight for best results. Combine garlic, oyster sauce, agave or sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil with the beef.

For the vinaigrette combine rice vinegar with salt and sugar. It should be a balance of sour, salty and sweet.

Thinly slice the red onion and use about 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette to pickle and set aside covered in fridge for about 10 minutes. Prepare bed of greens and tomatoes in a serving platter and set aside.

Make dipping sauce by squeezing lime juice over salt and pepper in a small ramekin.

Heat a large wok or pan over high heat. When very hot add 1/2 tbsp oil and when it begins to smoke, add an even layer of beef (half) and allow to sear for about 2 minutes, before “shaking” to sear the opposite sides for about another 1-2 minute more to brown all the sides.  Repeat this with the second batch of meat using the remainder of the oil.

I found this recipe on Pinterest on a site called…lots of great recipes there, check it out!

20 thoughts on “Munchie Mondays~Vietnamese Shaking Beef

  1. Cristin Cogen

    This sounds and looks great! I actually have all the ingredients at home. I definitely want to make this! :)

  2. Danielle Russo

    I am so craving for that. It looks so yummy. Thanks to you for sharing the recipe with us. I will surely try it out sometime.

  3. Emma

    That looks really yummy! Always looking for new ideas, i get so bored of eating the same food all the time but its a pattern I always fall into.
    Just one question tho….what is Canola Oil?

  4. carly

    Ooooo! That looks delicious! There’s a really good Vietnamese place near my apartment but they recently raised their prices beyond my reach. I’m jonesing for Vietnamese food and your recipe is just what I needed. :)

  5. Krysta

    I love it. Beef is so delicious, it is so tasty, that’s why I love beef. I will try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Marnie Byod

    Such a great looking recipe and it looks yummy! You make hungry over here. :) Anyway, thank you so much for sharing the recipe and I want to try it.

  7. Cindy

    Yummy, looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! I bookmarked this to try it in the weekend…Hope my family will survive :)

  8. ElizOF

    Delicious looking recipe. The thick sauce mus be quite tasty. I might try making it with vegetables as I don’t eat meat… TY! :-)

  9. Mhikkai

    Maybe this is one of the best beefs I will have to try for my family..Actually, I have tried Vietnamese beef before, its yummy indeed..

  10. Michael D. Sera

    This looks delicious & so simple! I never would have thought it could be done in a healthy way and still look and taste so good. Thanks for another healthy recipe!

  11. Kazzsandra

    This makes me really hungry and I want to try this maybe in weekends.. I haven’t tried cooking Vietnamese foods.. Maybe this time I will..

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