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Bo Luc Lac

Bo Luc Lac
Written by Josh P

Bo Luc Lac is a cubed beef sautéed with cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, pepper, and soy sauce dish. This dish is French-inspired Vietnamese cuisine. Also Bo Luc Lac includes fish sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce and Lime juice creating a marinade that is superb. This is the basis of this main dish that works so well. When served on a warm bed of aromatic Pilau Rice with Beef Pho you will end up with a meal full of flavour, texture and aroma. This has been classed as “Easy” to produce and I must admit I can do it. Highly recommend this recipe for taste, ease, flavour, aroma and satisfaction.

Bo Luc Lac

Bo Luc Lac

One of my favourite Vietnamese recipes that is always a popular dish.
4.74 from 129 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Beef, Dips/Spreads, Far East, Sauce, Vegetables
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 315kcal



  • Make the marinade by combining garlic, oyster sauce, sugar, fish sauce, thick soy sauce and sesame oil with the beef for at least half an hour, preferably 1-2 hrs.
  • Prepare vinaigrette by mixing rice vinegar with salt and sugar. It should be a balance of sour, salty and sweet.
  • Thinly slice the red onion and use about 3-4 tbs of the vinaigrette to pickle and set aside covered in fridge for about 10 minutes. Prepare bed of watercress and tomatoes in a serving platter and set aside.
  • Heat a large wok or pan over high heat.
  • Add about 2 tbs cooking oil and when it begins to smoke, add an even layer of beef and allow to sear for about 2 minutes, before “shaking” to sear the opposite sides for about another 1-2 minute more to brown all the sides. 
  • Do this in batches to cook all the beef if necessary.
  • Transfer beef to bed of watercress and tomatoes. Drizzle another 3-4 tbs of vinaigrette over the beef and greens and top with pickled red onions.
  • Lastly, squeeze lime juice over salt and pepper in a small ramekin.


Sodium: 1593mg | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 0.4g | Potassium: 646mg | Cholesterol: 72mg | Calories: 315kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 11g | Protein: 38g | Carbohydrates: 16g