Thai Grilled Beef Salad Recipe (Yam Nuea Yang)

Thai style Grilled Beef Salad is popular in Thailand. And this grilled beef salad recipe, which I learned in Phuket, has few ingredients, is easy to prepare, and there is little cleanup. With a sweet and sour sauce, it makes an excellent starter or a yummy free-standing dish!

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Thai style Grilled Beef Salad. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Thai Cooking Class

Yam Nuea Yang, known in English as Grilled Beef Salad or Grilled Steak Salad, is a popular Thai dish that is as easy to make as it is delicious.

The meat is usually cooked medium rare, which is fine by me because that is exactly how I like my beef cooked.

For this reason, you should grill the beef whole. Then slice the beef rather than  sliced first and then grilling it. In other words, this dish is NOT a stir-fry!

If you prefer your beef cooked medium well or well-done, you can make the appropriate adjustments.

For example, you could slice the beef first to ensure that it is fully cooked.

How to Make Thai Grilled Beef Salad

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Ingredients for the Thai cooking class. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

I learned how to make Grilled Beef Salad at one of the restaurants at Proud Phuket, where I was hosted for two nights.

Executive Chef Tangkuay Kwangkaew and an assistant had set up a table on the terrace of Yai Yai Kitchen, which overlooks the hotel’s lovely courtyard and swimming pool.

All of the ingredients and utensils needed to cook three mouth-watering Thai dishes had been arranged on a table.

A hotel employee took photos of the class for me. Therefore, I could focus on learning how to prepare the dishes!

The Ingredients – Thai Grilled Beef Salad

Here is what you will need to make Grilled Beef Salad …

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Ingredients for Thai cooking class. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

You need the following ingredients to prepare this dish …

  • 150 grams – beef tenderloin
  • 1/3 glove – garlic (chopped)
  • 1 piece – chili (chopped, optional)
  • 1 tablespoon – fish sauce (Mega Chef or Squid brand recommended)
  • juice from one lime
  • 10 grams – palm sugar
  • 30 grams – onion (sliced)
  • 30 grams – tomato (sliced)
  • 20 grams – celery (cut)
  • 20 grams – spring cut (cut)

The Method – Thai Grilled Beef Salad

This is how ito do it …

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Executive Chef Tangkuay Kwangkaew seasoning the beef. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
  1. First, sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper.
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Here I am watching Executive Chef Tangkuay Kwangkaew getting ready to grill the beef. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

2. Second, put the beef in a frying pan.

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Here I am watching Executive Chef Tangkuay Kwangkaew frying the beef. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

3. Next, fry the beef as you like it – rare, medium rare, medium well, well done?

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Executive Chef Tangkuay Kwangkaew slicing the beef. Notice that it has been cooked medium rare. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

4. Then, remove beef from pan and slice thinly.

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The finished product, waiting to be plated. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

5. Now add the fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar, garlic, and chili in a mixing bowl. Add beef.

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Executive Chef Tangkuay Kwangkaew plating the Thai Style Grilled Beef Salad. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

6. Finally, add the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and plate. Serve to hungry diners!

The Verdict …

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Here I am about to dig into a plate of Thai Style Grilled Beef Salad. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

When it comes to return on investment (ROI), this dish was relatively easy to prepare. In addition, there weren’t many ingredients. And yet it was absolutely delicious!

Most importantly, there wasn’t much cleanup!

Not only would Grilled Beef Salad make an excellent starter, In addition, it would be a mouth-watering stand-alone dish.

Because I like beef cooked medium rare, this dish was especially well-suited to me.

Yai Yai Kitchen

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The breakfast buffet at Yai Yai Kitchen, one of four good and beverage outlets at Proud Phuket. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

The class was held on the terrace of Yai Yai Kitchen, overlooking the swimming pool at  Proud Phuket, a four-star hotel in Southern Thailand.

As one of four food and beverage outlets at the hotel, the eatery serves an international breakfast buffet in the morning. In addition, it serves Thai dishes for lunch and dinner.

Want to Know More?

If you try making this dish at home, please let me know how it turned out. In addition, please take a photo!

Where

Yai Yai Kitchen – Proud Phuket, 135 Soi Naiyang 2, Naiyang Beach,, Saku, Thalang, Chang Wat, Phuket, Thailand.

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