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Vietnamese Stir-fried Beef with Tonkin Flowers

Blossom Lady
May 18, 2024 05:08 AM
Vietnamese Stir-fried Beef with Tonkin Flowers

Stir-fried beef with Tonkin flowers is a distinctive and savory dish in Vietnamese cuisine. This quick and easy dish features tender beef slices tossed with the unique edible flowers of Indo-China.

If you have traveled to Vietnam, it’s likely you have come across this dish on the menu of quite a few restaurants. The dish is called “bò xào hoa thiên lý” in Vietnamese, with “hoa thiên lý” being the Vietnamese name of Tonkin flowers. 

  • 10 oz beef, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, divided
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon black peper (plus more for serving)
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstatch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cooking oil (plus more for stir-frying)
  • 8 oz Tonkin flowers
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce (or soy sauce)
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
10 minutes
Total Time:
25 minutes
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