Bo Nuong Xa


Marinated lemon grass beef skewers that can be broiled or grilled. This is a traditional Vietnamese dish, best if dipped in Nuaoc Cham sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 stalks lemon grass, minced

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

  • 1 ½ pounds sirloin tip, thinly sliced

  • skewers

  • 12 leaves romaine lettuce

  • fresh cilantro for garnish

  • fresh basil for garnish

  • fresh mint for garnish

  • thinly sliced green onion for garnish


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, soy sauce, pepper, garlic, lemon grass, and sesame seeds. Place the meat in the dish, and stir to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours.

  2. Preheat grill for high heat. Discard marinade, and thread meat onto skewers accordion style.

  3. Brush grill grate with oil, and discard marinade. Arrange skewers on the grill. Cook 5 minutes per side. Serve hot from skewers, or remove from skewers and serve on lettuce leaves. Garnish with cilantro, mint, basil, and sliced green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
11g Fat
6g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 348mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 416mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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