This is a simple Thai beef salad. It can be eaten hot or cold, but it is usually served at room temperature. The ingredients can be found at most major supermarkets or Asian markets.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

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  • Grill beef to desired doneness, and allow to cool.

  • While beef is cooling, stir together fish sauce, lime juice, kecap manis, garlic, ginger, cilantro, sesame oil, and chili oil; mix in the green onions and shallots. Adjust seasoning to your taste.

  • Cut beef into bite-sized pieces. In a large bowl, toss with onion, tomatoes, cucumber, and chili peppers. Pour in the dressing, and toss to coat.

Editor's Note:

Kecap manis is an intensely dark brown, syrupy-thick sauce similar to soy sauce, but with a sweeter, more complex flavor.

Nutrition Facts

421.1 calories; 33.2 g protein; 24.6 g carbohydrates; 50.5 mg cholesterol; 2712.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
De-Lish. 1 part molasses & 2 parts soy sauce can be substituted for the kepis manis. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2009
I thought this recipe was too salty. I made the recipe as written. I even had the kecap manis in my cabinet. There was no balance of flavors just too much salt. If I make it again (maybe) I would decrease the fish sauce and increase the Kecap Manis. I would even add a little chili-garlic sauce for a little heat. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
De-Lish. 1 part molasses & 2 parts soy sauce can be substituted for the kepis manis. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
De-Lish. 1 part molasses & 2 parts soy sauce can be substituted for the kepis manis. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2008
I loved this salad!! Instead of using Kecap Manis (which I am not completely sure what that is) I just mixed equal amounts of brown sugar and soy sauce and it came out perfect!! I also added a little rice vinegar to my liking. It was a good change from ordinary salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
Delicious!!! I didn't add the chilli oil as I didn't have any and only a few drops of the sesame oil. Added some red pepper & cashew nuts to the salad and some brown sugar to the dressing to balance the salty fish sauce. Just the perfect salad for a summer evening. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2008
Delicious! I made it just the way the recipe requested (doubling the sauce) and served over rice noodles. It was fabulous! It's refreshing to serve something that everyone is wondering when we'll have it again. Thanks for the terrific recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2012
This was super delicious. I used half the fish sauce and substituted 1TB soy sauce 1 scant TB brown sugar for the kecap manis. Used eye of chuck which is similar to ribeye and pan fried in a very hot cast iron skillet. Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2009
I thought this recipe was too salty. I made the recipe as written. I even had the kecap manis in my cabinet. There was no balance of flavors just too much salt. If I make it again (maybe) I would decrease the fish sauce and increase the Kecap Manis. I would even add a little chili-garlic sauce for a little heat. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
Wonderful salad that's very similar to what we typically have in Thai restaurants. I didn't have any cilantro and used parsley instead. It was still good but I think the cilantro would have made it even better. Added sambal oelek (an Indonesian chilli sauce) and chilli flakes for an even spicier taste. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2011
Great salad. Followed recipe exactly and added toasted peanuts as a garnish. Lovely sweet and sour dressing with just enough of a spicy kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2009
This was SOOOO GOOD! I might cut back on the sesame oil a little next time but just for my taste preference. I did add a little sugar to the dressing as I like my Asian food pretty sweet. I served this over some chopped iceberg lettuce to make it more of a salad and served a side of white rice as well. I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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