Saturday, June 16, 2018

Lok lak

lok lak -

Lok Lak (Cambodia) or Bò lúc lắc (Vietnam) is a sautéed beef dish served with vegetables. Pieces of diced beef or small pieces, sauteed with salted soy sauce and pepper, then served with slices of onion, cucumber, and tomatoes. This dish is believed to be inspired by the influence of French cuisine over Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine during the Indochina colonial period.

Literally, in Vietnamese Bò lúc lắc means "rocking beef" or more precisely "oseng cow" which refers to the movement of mengoseng on a skillet. The name of this food is associated with the shape of the sliced ​​beef-like beef, playing the dice called hột lúc lắc in Vietnamese. 

It used to be considered as a sumptuous meal in Vietnamese cuisine. That's why this dish is usually only served on special occasions, such as weddings, birthdays, or other celebrations.

The Cambodian version is called Lok lak, which is sliced ​​beef stir fry served on a slab of lettuce, cucumber and tomato slices, and served with a dipping sauce from a mixture of limes or limes, salt and black pepper Kampot (Tek merec).