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Dalat Choco, Stir-Fried with Beef and Garlic: Trai Su Xao Thit Bo

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 28 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons fish sauce

7 ounces lean beef sirloin, finely sliced

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 chocos (chayote), peeled, pitted and sliced into batons

1 tablespoon water

4 spring onions, cut into 2-inch lengths

3 coriander (cilantro) sprigs for garnish

Jasmine rice, for serving

1 chile, sliced

2 tablespoons light soy sauce


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 tablespoon sugar, pepper, and 1 tablespoon fish sauce. Mix well then add the beef slices and marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. In a hot fry pan, add the vegetable oil and fry the garlic until fragrant. Add the beef slices and stir-fry for 1 minute then remove the beef and set aside.
  3. Wipe the pan out. Add the choco to the same hot pan, then add the remaining 1 tablespoon fish sauce, 1/2 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir, then cover with the lid and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid, add the spring onions, cooked beef, and toss well for another minute.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the sliced chile and soy sauce and set aside.
  6. Transfer the beef mixture to a plate, garnish with coriander (cilantro) and serve with steamed jasmine rice and the chile-soy dipping sauce.