Vietnamese Shaken Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

how to make best Shaken Beef (Bo Luc Lac)
Vietnamese shaken beef with red tomato rice. © The Colors of Yum

Treat your significant other to this Valentine’s Day romantic dinner recipe. A special recipe for two that will surely make the evening one to remember. This Vietnamese traditional dish, shaken beef (bo luc lac), is hearty and healthy – full of rich fragrant flavours. Spicy, juicy beef sauce served with riced cooked to deliciousness in the beef stock. Beyond romantic dinner idea, you’re going to be making this satisfying dinner recipe on repeat. Very quick and easy dish that will be loved by family and friends, an absolute sensation. And never forget to finish off the night with a decadent dessert!


  • 1 lb ribeye or tenderloin 
  • 1.5 tbsp oyster sauce 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1 tbsp chardonnay (or other white wine) 
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar 
  • ½ tsp black pepper 
  • 2 cloves garlic grated 
  • 2 tsp grapeseed oil 
  • ½ green bell pepper 
  • ½ red bell peppers 
  • ½ yellow bell pepper 
  • ½ red onion 
  • 2 cups cooked rice 
  • 2 cloves garlic minced 
  • 1 tsp tomato paste 
  • 1 tbsp sriracha 
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (optional)

Head over to The Colors of Yum for the preparation method. Please feel free to improvise with the ingredients and adapt it to what you have available in your region.