Thai Grilled Beef Salad Recipe (Thailand Cuisine)

Thai Grilled Beef Salad Recipe (Thailand Cuisine)

Thau Grilled Beef Salad or also called as yum neua yaang is one of those traditional Thailand dishes that features charred strips of steak tossed with greens in a very funky dressing.

I say ‘funky’ because as you might already know, Thai cuisine is distinguished for mixing four tastes: sour, salty, spicy, and sweet; and this beef salad absolutely has that kind of mix-flavored sauce. It’s an odd mixture if you think about it, BUT when you taste it, everything’s so balanced and I assure you, you will absolutely love it. It is strong and bold, but the overall flavor was perfect. Pair it off with a well-marbled or fatty slab of beef and you’ve got yourself a winner!

Now for a disclaimer, I don’t own the recipe below. This is by The Cookery Place where I once had a cooking class by invitation and it was a really fun affair!

Nevertheless, this recipe was very easy to prepare and I think the only part where first time cooks like me would have a bit of an anxiety moment is when you’ll have to do the grilling part. Rest assured, you’ll do fine and if you ask me how I like my steak, I always like mine in medium-rare, so try it with that too as it is the best way to enjoy beef.

Thai Beef Salad
Yield: 4

Thai Grilled Beef Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Whip up an interesting appetizer: a Thai Grilled Beef Salad or "yum neua yaang".


  • 350g Beef, tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp Oil, vegetable
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Palm or brown sugar
  • 2 pcs Bird’s eye chili, sliced
  • 1 pc Cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 pc Onion, thinly sliced
  • 40g Long beans (sitaw), sliced
  • 1/2 cup Mint leaves, shredded
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 2.5 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 pcs Tomato, quartered
  • 50g Kinchay, sliced


  1. Marinate the beef in oil, oyster sauce, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Grill beef according to the desired doneness, turning once. After both sides are cooked (not too charred), allow the beef to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing thinly.
  3. To make the dressing, in a small skillet, heat the water with the sugar, stirring until dissolved.
  4. Afterward, transfer to a large bowl. Add the garlic, fish sauce, lime juice, and Thai red chili. Let cool.
  5. Add the cucumber, onion, tomatoes, sitaw, kinchay, mint, and sliced steak. Toss well and serve right away!


Serves 4 people.

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I did say that it’s easy right? So there you have it! I hope this will serve as a good appetizer for either a lunch or dinner meal.

For more ideas on other recipes that you can try, come check out my food page. There are a lot of other options that you can look over especially if you’re trying to come up with a meal plan for the week.

How about you?

  • What other Thai dishes do you like?

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  1. Wow this is easy.. I love it. Mommy will surely like this. :)

  2. wow it looks so good <3 hope i can cook! :)

  3. I’d love to try this, but I’m scared that I might ruin the beef if I’ll be the one to grill it.. XD I always like my meat medium rare too, or medium at times.. Maybe I’ll just have it grilled by my mom.. hahaha.. Then I’ll do the salad assembling! :D

  4. I have to ask Mama to try this recipe next weekend :) Beef strips on a bed of Thai salad..seems amazing..


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