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Vietnamese Beef Part II– Seriously, STOP what you are doing and make it now.

So a few weeks or months or whatever ago I posted a recipe for Vietnamese Shaking Beef Salad. I told all of you to make it. I’m pretty sure none of you did. Oh, how wrong that was. Because I made it again, you see. And I made a couple of changes. And it is EVEN BETTER NOW. I can’t even believe that it’s possible, but it is. So much better.

For the salad I used equal parts romaine lettuce and spinach. Watercress or arugula would be good too. Then I added basil chiffonade, spicy sprouts, whatever those are, and cilantro. I topped it with the vinegar-and-sugar-marinated onions, then I topped that with the beef from the recipe I posted earlier.

Then I went genius at it.

I boiled up some soba noodles, and mixed those with the leftover marinade (that was cooked with the beef), some natural crunchy peanut butter, sriracha, and a lil bit of sesame oil. Then I ate all of this together, topped off with the lime juice, salt, and some leftover vinaigrette from the onions.

OH BOY.

OH BOY.

Guys, this is good. This is amazing. This tastes freaking awesome.

And… and it isn’t that bad for you. Limit your soba noodles to 1/2 cup or less, use lean beef and only have 3-4 ounces.

Whatever you do, make this now. Your tummy will thank me later.

And the only downside is that I had to chew it entirely on my left side because I clenched my teeth so hard yesterday that the entire right side of my mouth is swollen and sore. Yeah, you heard me. But that’s a story for another day. And it really only applies to me. So make this right now.