Stir-fried choko with beef and garlic

Stir-fried choko with beef and garlic

By
From
The Food of Vietnam
Serves
4-6
Photographer
Alan Benson

It’s funny that in Vietnam, choko is much loved and served in many restaurants, but it is widely despised in Australia, firstly because it grows like a weed, and secondly because parents would simply boil the hell out of chokos, then force-feed their children the ‘bland’ green ‘vegetable’. Vietnamese cooks enjoy the texture of choko and add ingredients such as beef, garlic, spring onions, soy sauce, fish sauce and pepper to it, making it much more interesting and delicious.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
200g lean sirloin or beef fillet, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon garlic, finely diced
2 chokos, peeled and cut into long, thin batons
4 spring onions, cut into 5 cm lengths
coriander sprigs, to garnish
1 long red chilli, sliced
2 tablespoons light soy sauce

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the pepper, 2 teaspoons of the sugar, and 1 tablespoon of the fish sauce. Mix well, then add the beef and toss to coat. Cover and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the oil to a hot frying pan and fry the garlic until fragrant. Add the beef and stir-fry for 1 minute, then remove the beef and set aside.
  3. Add the choko to the hot pan, then add the remaining 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 tablespoon fish sauce and 1 tablespoon water. Stir, then cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid, add the spring onion and beef and toss well for a further minute.
  5. Transfer to a plate and garnish with the coriander. Combine the chilli and soy sauce to make a dipping sauce.
  6. Serve with steamed jasmine rice and the dipping sauce.
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The Food of Vietnam
Luke
Nguyen
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Lantern
Vietnam
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