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Vietnamese Beef Stew


Prep Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours


For the beef:

  • 2 lbs. boneless beef chuck or brisket (cut into 1½-inch chunks)
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 5 Tbsp. Dynasty Fish sauce
  • 2½ Tsp. Dynasty Chinese Five-spice powder
  • 1½ Tsp. brown sugar

For the rest of the stew:

  • 3 tbsp. Dynasty Sesame oil
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 3-inch lengths, after removing any tough woody parts
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, minced (after removing any tough woody parts)
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 8 large carrots, peeled and cut on the bias into 1½ -inch chunks
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. Kikkoman Soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. Dynasty Hot Chili oil
  • Wide rice noodles or egg noodles
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup white onion, thinly sliced
  • Lime wedges
  1. First marinate the beef. Combine the beef with the garlic, ginger, Dynasty fish sauce, Dynasty Chinese five-spice powder, and brown sugar until each piece is evenly coated. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Next, heat 3 tablespoons of Dynasty Sesame Oil in a large stock pot or Dutch oven over high heat. Add the stalks of lemongrass and allow them to infuse the oil for 1 minute. Next, add the minced lemongrass and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Then add all of the beef to the pot, and brown evenly on all sides. Add the tomato paste.
  4. Stir and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the water, coconut water, star anise, ground black pepper, chili powder, and paprika. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  5. After an hour has passed, add the carrots, salt, Kikkoman soy sauce, and Dynasty Hot chili oil. Simmer for another 40 minutes.
  6. To serve, remove the large lemongrass stalks and any star anise pods you can fish out. Cook your noodles per package instructions, transfer to bowls, and ladle the soup over the top.
  7. Garnish with cilantro, Thai basil, and raw onion, and serve with some lime wedges on the side.

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Dish Type / Ethnic Cuisine
Main Dish