Bo Luc Lac Recipe - Chichilicious
Suggested plating of bo luc lac dish.

Craving a good steak? Give this recipe a try, its really quick to whip up, cook some white rice and cut up some tomatoes and lettuce to go along side. There are two variations, Luk Lac which is the Cambodian version and Bo Luc Lak, a Vietnamese version. In Vietnamese Bo means beef and luc lac means shaking, it is cooked in a wok so this is also known as shaking beef. Both recipes are very similar, by dicing a good quality steak and marinating it in a quick soy and black pepper marinate. Since there are very few ingredients in this dish, it is very important to use the best quality you can find. The beef should have a good amount of marbling going through it. Both rib eye and sirloin is a good option.


Suggested plating of bo luc lac dish.

Bo Luc Lac Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 16 oz rib steak
  • 1 tsp black pepper coarse ground
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce


  • 6 leave lettuce
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cucumber small
  • 1/2 cup red onion


  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper cracked


  • Make the marinate for the steak. In a bowl mix together, freshly cracked black pepper, crushed garlic, dark and ligt soya sauce, fish sauce, and oyster sauce. Cut the steak into 1 inch cubes and mix in with the marinate. Leave for about 30 minutes. No longer than 2 hours.
  • Place washed lettuce on a plate. Thinly cut the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions and arrange on the lettuce.
  • In a large wok,  add 1 TBSP of cooking oil and let it get really hot. Add the beef in one layer and let it get caramelized, about 1 minute. Once its nicely browned shake the wok to get the other side and let cook for another minute. If you cook for a total of 3 minutes, you will have a medium-rare steak. Cook longer if you would like it more well done.
  • Squeeze 1 lemon, in a small bowl. Mix in freshly cracked black pepper. Do this step when you are ready to eat.
  • Place steak on top of the vegetables and serve with white rice and dipping sauce.

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Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword: beef, easy, onion, summer, tomato
Author: Chichi
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