Best-Ever Thai 'Weeping Tiger' Beef

Best-Ever Thai 'Weeping Tiger' Beef

Juicy Weeping Tiger Beef (also known as Crying Tiger) is a famous Thai dish that's surprisingly easy to make.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Stir marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Place steaks in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over the steaks. Turn the steaks several times to ensure they are covered with the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    While steak is marinating, make the accompanying sauce. Place all sauce ingredients together in a bowl and stir. Taste-test for a balance of spicy, sour, and sweet. Add more fish sauce if you'd like it saltier, or more sugar if too sour for your taste. Set aside.
  5. Step 5

    Preheat oven to "broil" setting ("high" if you have a choice between high and low). Place oven rack on the second-to-highest rung. Take steak out of the refrigerator and place either on a broiling pan, or on a regular baking sheet lined with parchment paper .
  6. Step 6

    Broil steak approximately 3 to 5 minutes, then turn and boil another 3 to 5 minutes on the other side, depending on thickness. For this recipe, the steak should still be pink in the middle, medium-rare to medium. The same goes if you are grilling instead of broiling.
  7. Step 7

    Remove steak from oven and slice as thinly as you can. Place on a plate together with the accompanying sauce and a little fresh cilantro sprinkled over.