Lemongrass Beef Noodle Salad

An tasty noodle dish served with stir-fried lemongrass beef shaved steak, fresh noodles & herbs, pickled carrots, and a Vietnamese dipping sauce (nuoc cham). Requires a bit of prep time, but it's very easy to make! Stir well before eating.
  • 1 package of Old Neighborhood Beef Shaved Steak
  • 1 package of rice noodles (10-20 oz.), cooked
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil (I used EVOO)

  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp. lemongrass, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil

  • Mint, whole leaves or sliced
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Pickled carrots (see below)
  • Roasted peanuts, crushed
  • Bean sprouts (optionally blanched)
  • Cucumbers, sliced or julienned

Pickled Carrots:
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water, or to taste

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nước chấm):
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Thai chiles, minced or sliced
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 10 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  1. Combine the beef shaved steak with the marinade ingredients and mix well. Set aside and marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Combine the carrots with the sugar, vinegar, and water to make the pickled carrots. You can vary the water, based on how sour you’d like the pickled carrots. Set aside.
  3. Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions and set aside.
  4. As the noodles are cooking, you can prepare the dipping sauce. Mix well until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  5. In a heated wok or skillet, add 2 tbsp. of cooking oil over high heat. Toss in the marinated beef steak and cook until browned, about 7 minutes.
  6. Once the steak is cooked, you can start plating. In a bowl, place a handful of noodles. Top the noodles with each of the garnishes, and a portion of the cooked lemongrass beef steak. Serve with a side of the dipping sauce.
  7. Each person should put as much of the dipping sauce as they choose. Stir well and enjoy!