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Nue Nam Tok- Thai Beef Waterfall Salad

A Grilled Beef salad with fresh herbs and lime juice.

Keyword Nue Nam Tok
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 2
Author Renee Fuentes


  • 12 oz Steak I used Sirloin
  • 1 Tbsp Toasted Rice Powder Use Thai Sticky/Sweet/Glutinous Rice
  • 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce Have more on hand if needed
  • 1 Lime Have more on hand if needed
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Thai Chili's Can sub red pepper flakes, and use more or less depending on your spice tolerance.
  • ΒΌ Red Onion Sliced thin
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro Chopped fine, leaves and stems
  • 2 Tbsp Mint Leaves Left whole


  1. Grill steak or cook on cast iron on the stove. Depending on the steak thickness, I recommend 4 minutes on each side for Medium. The lime juice will cook the steak more, so medium is preferred.

  2. Toast rice grains in a skillet then grind in a spice grinder or blender till a fine powder forms.

  3. Once steak is cooked, allow to rest for 10 minutes then slice thin.

  4. In a bowl mix sliced steak with rice powder, fish sauce, lime juice, chili powder, red onion, green onion, cilantro, and mint leaves. Taste and add additional fish sauce or lime juice if needed.

Recipe Notes

You can use a cheaper cut of steak link flank, just be sure to cut thin and against the grain. Toasted rice powder can also be purchased instead of homemade. Linked above.