Beef in Khmer Sauce


½ pound sirloin beef, thinly sliced
½ tsp soy sauce
½ tsp fish sauce
½ tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
4 cloves minced garlic
3 T cooking oil


¼ cup water
1 T white vinegar
1 T sugar
½ tsp cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
¼ head ice berg lettuce
1 sliced cucumber
2 thinly sliced tomatoes
1 sliced onion


In a large bowl, mix sliced beef with soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix water with vinegar, sugar, salt and cornstarch, for the sauce. Set aside. On a large platter, arrange lettuce leaves and put cucumber, tomato and half of the sliced onion on top. Set aside.
Heat a skillet or wok on a high temperature. Pour cooking oil on the hot skillet and immediately add garlic, marinated beef and remaining onion. Stir and cook the beef to your liking. Pour vinaigrette sauce over and stir until sauce thickens. Pour the hot beef on top of the vegetables. Serve hot with rice, and a sauce of finely ground pepper, soy sauce, salt and some lime juice, to taste.


Notes and Instructions

Sizzling sliced beef with sweet and tangy vinaigrette sauce over crisp lettuce, tomato and cucumber is
absolutely delicious. This authentic Khmer recipe takes some time to prepare but very little time to cook.