Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thit Bo Xao Tron Xa Lach ( Steak Escarole Salad)

Grew up in a Vietnamese farmer family, I have ate a lot of different veggies and loved it. Today I’m going to share with you how to make a salad dish. My sister and I used to make pretty often, while we were still living with our parents. I also like this dish with using watercress, but I’m using escarole on this recipe. I like the crunchy and a little bitterness of escarole, combined with cucumber and tomato will give you a refreshing salad. Hope you enjoy it!

For steak:

1/2 lb beef eye round steak (or steak of your choice)
1 red onion (sliced)
2 clove garlic (minced)
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon panda brand oyster sauce
1 stalk scallion (chopped)
1 teaspoon 3 crabs brand fish sauce
½ teaspoon Mushroom Seasoning
¼ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
¼ teaspoon black pepper

For Salad:

1 small bunch of escarole (or salad of your choice)
2 Persian cucumbers
2 boiled eggs
1 tomato
½ lemon or lime
sea salt


  • Rinse and sliced beef into slices not too thin, marinated with chopped scallion, 1 teaspoon fish sauce, ½ teaspoon mushroom seasoning, ¼ teaspoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon sriracha, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  • Boiled the eggs, peeled and cut into wedges and set it aside.
  • Rinse escarole at least 3 times, let it dry or use a salad spinner.
  • Rinse cucumbers and tomato and sliced into slices.

Cook and assembly:

  • Heat up fried pan on medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoon of olive oil and garlic, cook until garlic turn golden.
  • Add marinated beef, and stir-fry it half way done, add red onion slices and 1 teaspoon of oyster sauce. Stir-fry until the onion is partially done. Turn off the heat.
  • Chopped escarole into 1 inch in length and place onto a big plate or bowl. Squeeze the lemon or lime juice over the salad. Add pinch of sea salt. Toss until well dressed.
  • Top it cucumbers, tomato slices, eggs wedges and steak. 


  1. I love these photos! That tomato has long legs! That looks really good :)

    1. Hi Becca,
      Thanks for the visit. I got the tomato from target and it was quite yummy, not too much seeds and very juicy which I like.

  2. This look great..I love your salad!Love that you used steak and escarole..great recipe!

  3. Great that you linked in, thanks.


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