Thai Waterfall Beef Salad

November 08, 2013

An authentic easy Thai beef salad.
Thai Waterfall Beef Salad

Counting days till we fly to Bangkok... yay

This is going to be a "Mom and Daughter" trip, our first without the boys.

Its time for family visit/ holiday to Malaysia again. The last visit was in 2010. I always felt that it is such a waste just to fly into KL and not taking advantage of the cheap air fare and fly to one of the neighbouring countries.

 Few clicks on webpages in search of good deals on airfares, accommodations and possible destinations, Bangkok came top of my list.
... but the boys aren't interested...

Thai beef salad
Its definitely going to be more of a shopping trip rather than sight seeing-touristy trip,
... 'shop till she drop' adventure for E.

She is looking forward to explore all the shops, with hope that she may find something nice and decent (on Mom's strict order!!!)a dress or Ball Gown for her Year 12 Prom Night
(is it call Prom Night? I cant remember the exact name for this 'major event' for all Year 12s out of touch. After all, I didn't have such event when I finished my High School!).  

Thai Waterfall Beef Salad

 Oh yes... she has done her "contribution" for the trip by googling and mapping out her shopping routes, from one end of Bangkok to another, plus listing down hotels within walking distance to shopping precincts (with warning spoken out loud : "Mom, not the haunted hotels, ok!!")

I just hope that I have the stamina to keep up with this excited 16 year old shopoholic.
And me? I am excited to re-visit the city.... but I dont think I will be shopping as much as Little Miss Shopoholic... perhaps 1 or 2 knick knack, props, celadons  ...(I am sure my husband is smiling reading my last statement...)

...looking forward to drown myself in Authentic Thai food though 

Delicious Thai finger food to impress your guests

 I am building up our holiday 'mood' by posting this ...

Thai Waterfall Beef Salad

Serve 4
Adapted with changes from SBS
click to Print Recipe 

2 x 200 g Beef Fillets
2 tablespoon fish sauce
2 teaspoon palm sugar
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon roasted glutinous rice
1 kaffir lime leaf (thinly sliced)
1/2 teaspoon lemongrass (frozen minced lemongrass)
1 chilli thinly sliced
fresh coriander leaves
fresh mint leaves

1 cup of glutinous rice
1 cup of water
  1. Wash glutinous rice and cook in rice cooker. 
  2. Once cook set aside to cool. shape into balls about the size of a big marble.
  3. Pan roast the glutinous rice together with kaffir lime leaf and lemon grass. 
  4. Set aside to cool. 
  5. Ground to a fine powder.
  6. In a mixing bowl, mix fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar. 
  7. Stir to dissolve the sugar (add sugar if needed).
  8. Cook beef on skillet or barbeque hot plate for about 2-3 mins on each side (adjust time depending how you wish your beef to be cooked :- rare, medium or well done). 
  9. Thinly slice the beef. 
  10. Add sliced beef into the fish sauce mix. 
  11. Add the grounded rice, fresh coriander leaves, mint leaves, chilli. 
  12. Mix well and serve with cooked glutinous rice.


  1. Delicious and refined! Those parcels look ever so pretty.



  2. wah....bukan main CANTIK nya. You make this into finger food and beautiful presentation!!

    1. hehehe... trying to whet the eyes first ma ;P

  3. Oh, drooling already when I see your beautiful and appetising dish.

  4. hi lisa, i am not aware of this beautiful dish, thx so much for making and sharing it with AFF event. I wonder why they call it ' waterfall' ...Your girl sound more excited than you on your coming bangkok trip! indulge yourself with lots of food yaa! thai and malaysian food too :D

    btw, i will edit the title of your link. thx again!

    1. Its my pleasure to share Lena :D
      My only explanation, hehehe... by just looking at it, you'll drool all over (like we did ;P)

  5. OMG! that salad looks so lovely! I want to have some now:)

  6. Never heard of this dish before, but looks yummy! What's the purpose of the grounded roasted rice? Is it for flavour or texture?

    1. This my first attempt after watching it on SBS some years ago.
      Its both, it gives some crunch nutty texture and flavour. Most salad or 'kerabu' from Penang, Kedah and Perlis will have ground roasted rice added.

  7. What a beautiful way to present beef salad!

  8. Enjoy your trip to Bangkok. I visited Thailand about 10 years ago and loved it. This salad looks so pretty!

  9. Lisa, this is such a beautiful and delicious dish!

  10. Salad in bites! Fabulous idea! Thanks :))

  11. I love the way this salad is presented...into little bites...they are so pretty and great when entertaining...thanks for the recipe Lisa.
    Hope you are having a lovely week :D

    1. Its a bit messy to present as salad hence the bite ;P


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