Beef Lok Lak

Beef Lok Lak

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This is a traditional Khmer dish mostly served at special occasions. The peppery beef with a wonderful BBQ caramelised finished is suited to both Wok cooking and BBQ. Served with fresh lettuce, tomato, cucumber and steamed rice, along with a lime juice, salt and Kampot pepper

Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 10 mins


Beef Loc Lak


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I discovered this on a trip to Cambodia and have prepared it for many occasions. It’s a great dinner party dish


1⁄2 kg
Skirt Steak

Steps to Prepare

Beef Lok Lak Step 1

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    • 1⁄2 kg Skirt Steak

Hello and welcome back! This week’s recipe is a Cambodian favourite: BEEF LOK LAK.



500g (1 lb) sirloin/striploin steak, cut into roughly 3cm/1½ inch cubes

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 red onion, cut into wedges

1 tomato, sliced

lettuce leaves to serve

steamed rice to serve


1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp sweet dark soy sauce

1 tsp ground Kampot pepper*

1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)

½ tsp baking soda

2 garlic cloves, finely grated

Stir-fry sauce:

2 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sugar

Dipping sauce:

3 tbsp lime juice

1 tsp ground Kampot pepper*

1 tsp sea salt


STEP 1 Combine the beef with all the marinade ingredients. Mix well.

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Combine the stir-fry sauce ingredients. Set aside for later.

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Combine the dipping sauce ingredients. Set aside until ready to serve.

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Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the beef and spread out in the pan. Sear for about half a minute and then toss. Repeat another 3 times until the beef is starting to char. Add the onions and toss through for a few seconds. Add the stir-fry sauce mixture and toss for another half a minute (for medium beef) or longer for well done. Turn the heat off and allow the beef to rest in the pan for about a minute.

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In the meantime, spread the lettuce leaves out on a serving plate. Top with slices of tomato. Then top with the beef. Serve with steamed rice and the dipping sauce.

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Kampot pepper is a type of peppercorn from the Kampot region of Cambodia. It has a mild, fragrant aroma and flavour. If unavailable, use half the amount of freshly ground black peppercorns.

Published: August 3, 2020

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