Place a frying pan over high heat add the oil and fry the garlic until fragrant. Add the beef, season with pepper, and stir-fry the beef for no more than 3 minutes. Remove the beef to a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of the tamarind water and toss to combine.
In another bowl, combine the vegetable mixture, sawtooth coriander, Vietnamese mint, fried garlic and tamarind beef. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of tamarind water and Nuoc Mam Dipping Fish Sauce. Toss the salad to combine all the ingredients. Garnish with the peanuts and chilli.
Yield: about 1 cup