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  • 500 gm (~1 lb) of minced beef
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon grass (chopped)
  • 2 tsp of red or green chili (finely chopped)
  • 1.5 Tbsp of fish sauce
  • 3 Tbsp of roasted peanuts (coarsely ground)
  • 2 Tbsp of onion or shallot (finely chopped)
  • 1.5 Tbsp of coconut cream
  • 1 tsp of curry powder
  • 1 tsp of palm sugar


  1. Start by adding all the ingredients in a bowl and use your hand to make them into small flat balls.
  2. Pan fry or grill the beef balls over medium high heat until they are cooked to your liking. Usually cooked well done.

Traditionally eaten  with chopped peanuts, fresh mint, fresh coriander, beansprouts, spring onion, cucumber and then wrapped in a leaf of lettuce.
Serve with a sweet chili sauce.