Grilled Beef Vietnamese Street Sandwich

2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 stalks lemongrass, bottom 4 inches, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chopped mint
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
3/4 lb. beef tri tip or flank steak

Seasoned Mayonnaise

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp oyster flavoured sauce
1 tsp sesame oil

Make Sandwiches

1 tsp vegetable oil
4 soft French rolls, lightly toasted
3/4 cup cilantro stems and leaves
1 cup Sweet and Sour Shredded Carrots (see recipe from episode 12)
1 fresh jalapeno chili, thinly sliced


Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Thinly slice beef diagonally across the grain. Place in marinade and stir to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Seasoned Mayonnaise

Combine seasoned mayonnaise ingredients in a small bowl; mix well.

Make Sandwiches

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. Brush with vegetable oil. Place beef strips on pan and cook, turning once, until no longer pink, about 2 minutes on each side.

Spread seasoned mayonnaise on each roll. Dividing the beef, cilantro, carrots, and chili equally, place one side of roll. Place tops on rolls and serve.

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