Stir fried Vietnamese Pasta with Beef (Nui Xào Bò)
This is a typical snack in Vietnam. Like many other meals and drinks it was brought to the country by the Frech. Like the Pad Thai in Thailand it´s easy to make and absolutely delicious. You also can say this is a Vietnamese pasta dish. Add some more veggies if you like and serve it with more fresh chilis and salad! You can use Italien pasta if you don´t have Vietnamese Nui noodles. The original noodles contain some rice flour but the dish goes very well with the Italian pasta!
250 g pasta
300 g beef, sliced against the grain
1 bunch Asian greens
2 tbs tomato paste
2 spring onions, sliced
2 mid sized tomatoes, quarter the tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 red chilis, seeded, chopped
Black pepper & salt, for tasting
3 tbs peanutoil
fresh coriander leaves, for serving
3 tbs oyster sauce
2 tbs soy sauce
1/2 tbs thick soy sauce
1/2 tbs sesame oil
Cook pasta close to ‘al dente’ and drain. Set aside. Clean and slice thinly beef, marinate with pepper and vegetable oil and put in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Heat the oil (2 – 3 tsp), add garlic and chilies and fry for 1 minute. Add sliced beef and tomato paste and fry for 2 minutes on high heat. Set aside on a plate.
Mix sauce. Fry pasta with 1 tbs oil for 2 minutes. Pour sauce into pan and fry for another 2 minutes.
Now add fried beef, Asian greens and mix well. Season again to suit your flavor and fry more 2 – 3 minutes before turning off the heat. Add tomatoes and mix well. Serve with fresh coriander leaves.