How to Make Delicious Beef Offal Hot Pot With Lemongrass and Chili Paste

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Here is how to make delicious beef offal hot pot with lemongrass and chili paste:


  • 500g beef offal (such as beef heart, beef tripe, beef intestine), cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass, bruised and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 3-4 shallots, peeled and minced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sautéed shrimp paste (sa tế)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of chili paste (optional)
  • 1 liter of beef or chicken broth
  • Fresh vegetables for serving (such as lettuce, herbs, bean sprouts)
  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a hot pot or a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced shallots and garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add the sautéed shrimp paste (sa tế) and chili paste (if using), stir well.
  4. Add the beef offal slices and lemongrass stalks into the pot, stir-fry for a few minutes until the beef is slightly cooked on the surface.
  5. Add the sugar, fish sauce, and oyster sauce, stir well to combine.
  6. Pour in the beef or chicken broth, bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and let the hot pot simmer for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  8. Arrange the fresh vegetables on a serving plate.
  9. Serve the hot pot at the table with a portable gas stove to keep it hot.
  10. Each diner can pick their favorite ingredients from the hot pot, dip them into the dipping sauce, and enjoy with rice or noodles.

Enjoy the delicious and flavorful beef offal hot pot with lemongrass and chili paste!