1/2 lb. - Beef tenderloin trim or similar
1/4 C. - Fish sauce
1/4 C. - Lime juice
1 Tbsp. - Kiffer lime leaf, cut into very fine strips
1/4 C. - Ground rice powder
1/4 C. - Red onion, julienned
1/4 C. - Minced scallions
1/4 C. - Cucumber, julienned
2 Tbsp. - Chopped fresh mint
3 Tbsp. - Chopped fresh cilantro
Sambal chili paste, to taste
Butter lettuce leaves
Garnish - Cilantro and mint sprigs
1. Cut meat by hand into a medium strips. Heat a saute pan over medium heat and saute beef in a small amount of oil. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly.
2. To beef, add remaining ingredients and toss. Season to taste with red chili paste.
3. Arrange whole butter lettuce leaves around platter. To serve, spoon mixture into lettuce and serve. This dish is meant to be eaten by hand using the lettuce leaves like you would a tortilla or taco shell.