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Bamboo and beef stir fry Măng Xào Thịt Bò

Bamboo and Beef Stir Fry (Măng Xào Thịt Bò)

Bamboo shoots are a common ingredient used in Asian stir fries. The fresh shoots lend a subtle earthy flavor to any dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword Bamboo shoots, Beef, stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 186kcal
Author Suzanne Nuyen


  • 3 fresh bamboo shoots about 1 lb
  • ½ lb sliced beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped optional
  • 1 tablespoon neurtral oil like canola


  • Marinate the beef with fish sauce, garlic, shallot, salt and pepper
  • Slice the bamboo shoots into long pieces by cutting in half and then slicing lengthwise
  • Brown the sliced beef in a pan with oil on medium high heat
  • When most of the red has disappeared in the meat, add the bamboo and continue to stir well and cook for about 10 minutes,
  • Turn off heat, add chopped cilantro and use the residual heat to wilt


If you don't like cilantro, you can leave it out or substitute parsley and scallions.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 14.7g | Fat: 12.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 757.3mg | Potassium: 758.3mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.9g