Sesame Beef Wrapped in Salad


(Prepared for 6)

  • 500 g beef, fat removed & thinly sliced
  • 60 g fresh salad (about 6 individual leaves)
  • Blend Together :
    10 g (1 whole) red onion
    20 g (4 cloves) garlic
    3 g (~1 tsp) black pepper seeds
    10 g (½ inch) ginger
  • 30 ml (~2 spoons) dark soy sauce
  • 10 ml (~2 tsp) sesame oil
  • 10 g (~1 tbsp) baked sesame seeds
  • 30 ml (~2 tbsp) honey
  • 15 ml (~1 tbsp) cooking oil
  • 125 ml (½ cup) water
  • 2 whole spring onions, finely chopped
  • Add salt to taste


  1. Cut the beef into thin slices. Poke the slices a few times with a fork to tenderise it.
  2. Using a bowl, mix the beef slices with the ingredients you have blended and add in some honey, dark soy sauce, sesame oil and salt to taste. Allow it to marinate for a day or an hour at least inside the refrigerator.
  3. Heat the cooking oil in a pan. Add in all the marinated ingredients into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes. Pour in ½ a cup of water and reduce the heat to a simmer and allow it to cook until the beef is succulent and tender. Keep adding in water until the beef is cooked.
  4. Add everything from the pan into a clean bowl and sprinkle some chopped spring onions and baked sesame seeds on top.
  5. Add about 2 tbsp of the cooked beef on each individual salad leaf and roll the salad firmly but carefully.
  6. Dish is ready and best served hot.

Nutrition Tips:

  • Red meat is a good source of iron and is easily absorbed by the body compared to iron from vegetables.
  • Choose to remove fat from the beef slices to reduce the amount of fat in your diet.

Nutrient content per serving:

Calorie 218 kcal
Carbohydrate 6.6 g
Protein 25.1 g
Fat 10.1 g

Recipes courtesy of ‘Buku Masakan Pilihan Pakar Pemakanan, Jilid 2: Resipi untuk Seisi Keluarga’ by Nutrition Society of Malaysia. To purchase this recipe book which includes 50 recipes, please email: [email protected]

An educational collaboration with Nutrition Society of Malaysia.

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