Beef Steak in Thai Inspired Sauce泰式牛排tài shì niú pái

coverWhip up this Thai inspired sauce to go with your perfectly cooked steak. The characteristic Palm sugar gives a caramel kick to the balance of the savory-sour-sweet taste. Molasses, brown sugar or maple syrup are the good substitute if palm sugar is hard to come by.

Serves 3-4

  • 300g – 400g     beef steak (1-inch thickness/a piece, 2 pieces)
  • Salt and Pepper

Thai Inspired sauce

  • 1 tablespoon    cooking oil
  • 100g                French Beans or Yalong Beans, minced
  • A half of the Red Bell Pepper, minced
  • 2 tablespoons  light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons  Lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon    palm sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon   corn starch (optional, it helps thicken the sauce)IMG_3502


  1. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan. Grill the steak over low heat. Grill one side for 6 minutes. Flip over and grill the other side for another 5 minutes.IMG_3670
  2. In the meantime, let’s make the sauce. Heat the oil in another frying pan, fry ¾ of the minced beans and pepper for 2 minutes over low heat. Add light soy sauce, lime juice and palm sugar. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Pour the sauce into a bowl.IMG_3669.JPG
  3. Remove the steak from the frying pan. Let it sit on a cutting board for 5 minutes. Then slice it into small pieces of bite size.
  4. Plate the sliced steak. Add ¼ of the raw minced beans and red peppers. Then pour sauce atop of the plate. Enjoy!IMG_3659

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