Korean-Style Beef Tartare

Preparation info
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Appears in
Simply Asian

By Neil Perry

Published 2000

  • About

Light and refreshing, this rather addictive salad is one of my very favourite Korean dishes - it has inspired a number of dishes on the menu at rockpool. For a change, try adding barbecued octopus to the salad instead of the beef; but the best substitution of all is sashimi-grade tuna to make a Korean-style seafood tartare.



  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½


To make the dressing, mix the ingredients in a small pot, boil for 30 seconds, then cool.

Cut the beef into 3-mm slices and then into 5-mm lengths. Put the beef, cucumber, cabbage and pear into a bowl, pour over the dressing and toss gently.