Grilled beef wrapped in guise leaves

Grilled beef wrapped in guise leaves ( or Bò nướng lá lốt ) is one of the fascinating grilled dishes in Vietnam. The First person who made it must be a great chef, it is the perfect combination of the aroma of  grilled guise leaves and the taste of beef. This is one of the juiciest BBQ beef I’ve ever tried ! Let’s make grilled beef wrapped in guise leaves by the recipe above

How to make Grilled beef wrapped in guise leaves


  • 500g minced/sliced beef
  • 100g minced speck/pork
  • pepper, salt, sugar, chicken stock, 1tsp each
  • minced garlic and shallot, 1 tbsp each
  • 3 tbsp minced lemongrass
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce/ fish sauce
  • Optional: 1 tsp five spice, 3 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts
  • 1 bunch betel leaves ( 30-35 pcs)
  • Fresh Asian herbs ( mint, perilla, etc.), lettuce
  • Fluffy rice vermicelli ( bún or bánh hỏi)
  • Dipping sauce: anchovy fish sauce (mam nem) or light dipping fish sauce (nuoc cham)


 Mix beef and speck/ pork. Marinate with pepper, salt, sugar, chicken stock, garlic, shallot, lemongrass, five spice powder and peanuts. Set aside for 30 mins

Detach guise leaves from their stem, rinse each leaf gently and individually and pat dry.

To roll, place the leaf on a flat surface with shiny darker side facing down and stem pointing out. Place 1 tablespoon full of meat near the tip of the leaf and shape nicely. Roll over and stop when you nearly reach the stem. Punch a tiny hole with a skewer/ toothpick in the middle of the roll. Then insert the stem into the whole to secure.

You can insert a few beef rolls into the skewer and grill on charcoal or in the oven at 180°C/375°C for 15-20 mins. Remember to brush the rolls with cooking oil before and during the grilling to avoid them drying out.

You can also fry them in a pan with some vegetable oil for 2-3 minutes each side on medium.

It’s better to try your Grilled beef wrapped in guise leaves when it’s still warm.

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