Vietnamese Beef Tongue Recipe

While not pretty to look at, beef tongue is one of the most flavorful parts of the animal and lends itself well to Vietnamese flavors.

Vietnamese Beef Tongue 

Vietnamese Style Beef Tongue by Chef Chris Colburn


1 beef tongue
1 cup water
1/4 cup dark soy sauce
1 Tablespoon fish sauce
1/4 cup Shaoxing wine
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup coconut water
3 Tablespoon palm sugar
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 inch knob of ginger
1 inch piece of lemongrass
1 thai bird chile
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white peppercorns


Place all ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook for 30 minutes

Allow tongue to cool in the cooking liquid, remove skin, slice very thinly, and serve with sticky rice, tamarind vinaigrette, fried shallots, and nước chấm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.