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Waterfall Beef, 'Neua Yang Nam Tok'

Waterfall Beef, 'Neua Yang Nam Tok'

In Thai language, nam tok is a waterfall. This dish is usually cooked using a barbeque (the juices drip onto charcoal hence the name waterfall) but you can fry or broil the beef just as well. It should be cooked rare to start with. See our street vendor video lower left, a sidewalk chef prepares it.

We also offer: instant nam tok mix and Mama instant namtok noodles.

A great dipping sauce to serve with this beef is made with our Namprik Thai Tae.


For 4 Person(s)


  • You need a 1 pound steak, cut fairly thick.

Ingredients For Marinade

Remaining Ingredients

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Method for Waterfall Beef, 'Neua Yang Nam Tok'

Mix the marinade, coat the steak with it and marinade it for at least 3 hours. The steak is then barbequed, broiled or grilled until on the rare side of medium rare, cut into half inch thick strips and the strips cut into bite sized pieces. The meat can be kept cool until just before you want to eat.

In a wok bring a little oil to medium high heat and add the strips of beef, immediately followed by all the remaining ingredients. Stir fry until heated through (about a minute).

Serve with Thai sticky rice, or as part of a meal with pad Thai and a soup such as tom yum koong (hot and sour shrimp soup).

Enjoy. This is one of our all-time favorites.

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Grilled Meat Dipping Sauce, 'Nam Jim Jeaw'
Fish Powder With Chili Dipping Sauce
Thai Dipping Sauce From Hell, 'Nam Prik Narok'


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  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Hi, the recipe sound pretty good, I am certainly will try it. But: what are you doing with the "remaining ingredients" ???? You do not mentioned what to do with it. It would be appreciated if you would be more precise. I guess that those ingredients are ment for the beef sauce. It also would be appreciated your reply. Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    When my I had this at my Thai friend's birthday party, the beef was very, very thin sliced, and very rare...not raw, but rare. Other than that, this recipe is the same as how he prepared, except he told me that the rice cooked for the khao koor should be cooked until black, and then ground up. He also used more mint, shallot, and cilantro. It was absolutely so delicious!

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    The best NomToks Ive ever had (in SE asia and the US )used a higher quality beef, seared until cooked- with a fair bit of raw in the middle...Sliced fairly thinly, and then added to the rest of the ingrediants after they are cooked. The beef in Thailand is not of the best quality, and actually not often found in many places. (Beef/ Cattle are expensive, slow growing ). Often in Thailand the beef was usually fried.

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I have had it raw before in Phitsanulok.

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars


  • Pamela

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I am half Thai and my mom is a Thai chef and I've never seen this dish served with raw meat. I'm sure there are places in Thailand that offer it, but that would definitely not be traditional. The "remaining ingredients" are for a sauce that is served on the side, so each person can add as little or as much as they like (usually it's quite spicy).

  • Gus

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Can ship fresh beef to Rangoon?

  • Justin

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    @Kirk Nam Tok (waterfall) is cooked. Koi (not the fish) is the raw equivalent. You can get it in the Northeast of Thailand. Lime juice causes denaturation. I have a friend who says Koi is delicious (and spent a week in the hospital after eating some.)

  • Ken

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    The Thais sear the beef over charcoal and often the beef isn't the best quality and often it is buffalo but always should be fresh.

  • sheral

    Picture is so beautiful..I was on your website and reading about your new recipe.. I really like this.. I will try this in my kitchen.. Please keep me more update from your blog.... contact printing labels


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