Shaking Beef

What you need

  • 450 Beef fillet
  • 1.5 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce (preferably Vietnamese)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 50g garlic
  • Bunch of mint, coriander and Thai basil



  1. Thinly slice the garlic on a mandolin or with a sharp knife
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic until golden
  3. Take out the garlic and lay it on paper towel to absorb excess oil. Set aside and use later to garnish.
  4. Cut the beef in to 2 inch chunks
  5. Add the oyster, black pepper, soy sauce to the oil in the garlic was fried. Use this sauce to marinade the beef (the longer the better).
  6. Make sure beef is room temperature, then heat the wok until smoking hot.
  7. Add your beef and shake the wok for around 40 seconds
  8. Add the herb to the bottom of your plate and place the beef straight on top
  9. Garnish with the thinly sliced crispy garlic.