Hotel Saigon's Beef Rolls


Joan Vicent Cantó Roig

Watch Andrew prepare Hotel Saigon Beef Rolls in his Bizarre Foods in the Kitchen web series. Then print out the recipe and get cookin' in your kitchen. This recipe makes 24 small rolls.


1 lb. ground beef

24 grape leaves in brine

3 tbs. ketchup

2 tbs. cornstarch

1 tbs. sugar

1 tbs. fish sauce

1 tbs. fresh ground black pepper

2 tbs. soy sauce

2 tbs. minced garlic

1 tbs. chili paste

3 tbs. rice wine


Combine ingredients and let sit in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Roll in the grape leaves as shown in the class.

Brush lightly with peanut oil and grill for 5-6 minutes over medium heat.


Nuoc Cham


1 tbs. ginger, grated

1 tbs. garlic, minced

2 tbs. ground toasted peanuts

4 tbs. fish sauce

1 tbs. minced fresh chilies

2 tbs. lime juice

3 tbs. sugar mixed with

2 tbs. boiling water

1 bunch mint to garnish


Combine ingredients and serve immediately.

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