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Bo Luc Lac

Sautéed cubed beef is a popular dish in Vietnam, though it is customarily served only at formal events such as weddings because of the history of beef being a luxury ingredient in Vietnam. The dish gets its name from the shape of the beef, which is cut into cubes the size of playing dice (hột lúc lắc) before being cooked.​

Recipe Servings: 8

Prep Time
5 minutes
+ 8 hours resting
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
8 hours 35 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free



  1. Combine half the oil with all other ingredients except watercress.
  2. Marinate, refrigerated, for at least 60 minutes, preferably overnight.
  3. Heat remaining oil in a wok or frying pan.
  4. Add marinated meat and spread into a single layer.
  5. Cook without stirring until underside is browned.
  6. Shake to loosen meat, and turn.
  7. Continue to cook, allowing each side to brown without stirring.
  8. Serve hot with watercress or lettuce.

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