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Oriental Beef Salad | Food Busker

August 31, 2019

Food Busker, back on Food Tube. Freezing my backside off down here at Camden market. I cook on the street, people try my food and then they tell me what they think that bowl of food is worth. Welcome back my brothers and sisters. I’ve got the most amazing Oriental Beef Salad for you. It’s got that light, zingy, freshness of a salad, but then it’s got the moreishness of beef with a rib eye and the juices are going to mix in with
dressing for the salad. So first job: we need to pickle the vegetables. So I’ve got some kohlrabi which is a Chinese cabbage and some carrot. And I’ve cut them into batons. And then I’ve took a 100 grams of caster
sugar and 100 millilitres of white wine vinegar, mix those together, put the veg in, and pickle them for an hour. Okay. Now we’ve got the rib eye. So what I’m going to do, is a little bit of vegetable oil. I’m just greasing the beef so you don’t pour extra oil into the pan. Just get that all over your steak. Now I’ve got some five spice, and I’m going to lightly dust it over the rib eye. You want to get a grill
pan really hot. So get it up to a right
smoking sizzling heat. Right, I’m going to pick this bad boy, and drop him straight in. It’s important that when you drop that bad boy in there that you get a mega sizzle straight away. That’s when you’re going to get a really nice caramelization on the outside, and that’s what gives it so much flavour. Okay that guys ready. It’s had about two minutes on either side, so I’m going to take them off and put them on some clean grease-proof. Now it’s important to let that rest, because if I slice that now all the juices will run out and it will be tough. Let it chill for two to three minutes, then we slice it. Let’s get the salad ready. So radish.
Let’s finally slice these. Now we’ve got these Thai red shallots. So let’s just cut them open and shred
them. If you can’t get these Chinese shallots then just use some regular ones. Now we’re going to get the herbs ready. So I’ve got some Thai basil. Just kind of pick off the stalks. Now the same amount with mint and coriander. Make sure you leave the stalks out. Right one red chilli. Chop the top off, and now I’m going to turn it into strips. Now it’s up to you if you keep the seeds in to give it a lot of heat or take them out. Okay, that’s the chili done, and then we’ve got the bean sprouts. That’s all the salad done. Now lets make the dressing. I want a teaspoon of garlic puree. Then one lime. Give it a squeeze on the board. And then we’ve going to zest it, and I’m gonna squeeze it. Then a tablespoon of mirin. A teaspoon a fish sauce. And then tablespoon of vegetable oil. We’ve got that kick that goes with everything else make it really zingy. Okay, so remember those vegetables we pickled earlier. I’m going to drain out the white wine
vinegar and the sugar, and make sure you squeeze out all the liquor. Okay, that goes into there. Now lets get the rest of the salad into there. The herbs, the shallots, the bean sprouts, the radish and the chili. Oh my God, just look at that. Look at the flavour, and the colour, so vibrant. Awesome. Lets get the beef in there. Okay now the
beef has sat there for about two or three minutes. Now we’re going to slice into it. Now look at this little beauty. I’ve cooked it medium rare, so you know it’s gonna be juicy it’s gonna be succulent, and it’s going to have that beautiful beef flavour. And it’s not going to be tough. Lets get it in with a salad. Okay now I’m gonna dress it, and mix it. Now get your hands in there and mix it all together. They’re gonna be flipping delicious. Right, nearly there. Just gonna get the seasonings right. So, a fresh crack of salt, and we want some Chile flakes and finally
some dry roasted peanuts. I’m just going to quickly cut through those
and then we’re just gonna garnish those on top. Oh my God, how amazing does that look!? I can’t bloody wait to take this one to the
street. I mean look at it. It’s sumptuous. That’s my Oriental Beef Salad. Now lets take it to the street and see what people’ll pay. Now I reckon a main course portion of this will be £7.50. Lets see what these guys think. Right guys,
how are you, are you well? Yes thank you. Right now this is a Oriental Beef Salad. Okay. Come on, don’t be scared. now the way this works is I’m the Food Busker, you try my food and then you tell me
what you think it’s worth. Okay. So go on. Get in there. It’s cooked to a medium rare. Absolutely delicious. There we go. So if you were having a main course portion of that Oriental Beef Salad what would you pay for this? £8. £8? All of that. Big plate of that. £7.50. ey, 2 nil. Touch me once, come on. Now, what are you saying to me? That’s good. You like? Now if you were paying for a main course portion of that, what would you pay for it? About £7.00. Seven quid? Damn. Needed some extra street tax. Okay. Thanks bro. see you soon. This Oriental Beef Salad is mega. You gotta cook it. It’s so fresh and zingy, and the beef just makes it a meal on it’s own. So make sure people, you check this little bad boy out. And if you want to see more street food inspired dishes go check my channel. And make sure you leave a comment in the box below. What would you have paid for this if you were on the street? And remember people, subscribe to Food Tube, it’s free!


  • Reply Selena R May 19, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    People still use the word Oriental? Yikes!

  • Reply Tomskii5 May 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Food busker didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose him.

  • Reply ShadyTavern May 19, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    the pan is way to hot. the beef is black on the outside and totally raw inside.

  • Reply caminantesolitair May 19, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    you are rocking john!! keep it up

  • Reply Dewi Parsons May 19, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    he cant even cook yes caramelising steak give it flavour but he burns it plus cus of the the pan thats to hot its to blue in the middle causing a tough stake plus Jamie Oliver who this channel is apparently run bye never picks herbs and always uses the stalks i.e a tad bit hypercritical there

  • Reply mura1120 May 19, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Mirin is not vinegar. This is a type of sweet rice wine.

  • Reply 톱과젤리 May 19, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Omg i love ur cooking
    I would pay £8 or £8.50 🙂

  • Reply Frank Brown May 19, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    thats rare

  • Reply John Scallon May 19, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Please do not sit on the stairs…

  • Reply M. Malinko May 19, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Wtf subtitles !!

  • Reply Sai Gon Spices May 19, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    I like your take on Vietnamese beef salad, quite different than how we make it, but worth taking note on for improvement in my own kitchen for a hybrid in between 🙂
    Plus, I don't see what's the fuss about. So what if he called it "oriental"? So what if it's not like how we make it? What's important is to just take it as a good dish that it is. Relax.

  • Reply Becky Park May 19, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I thought the world was done using the word 'oriental' when referring to asia-pacific

  • Reply avalon449 May 20, 2015 at 12:41 am

    What, no soup-salad ?

  • Reply jstaley02 May 20, 2015 at 12:49 am

    bloody delicious but there's just no way that would be considered medium rare, it's purple!

  • Reply Deb May 20, 2015 at 2:22 am

    He called it oriental because of the five spice ("Chinese") and lime ("Vietnamese").

  • Reply sixteenfu May 20, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Noooo mirin is sweet rice wine! It's not vinegar!

  • Reply Lyndsay Wells, The Kitchen Witch May 20, 2015 at 2:37 am

    That looked incredible. Love that you used Mirin in the dressing.

  • Reply Luis Barros May 20, 2015 at 2:40 am

    NIce fooood man!

    Was this garlic roasted?

  • Reply 秦始皇Qin ShiHuang May 20, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Kohlrabi is NOT Chinese. Also, NEVER eat bean sprouts raw, it's absolutely disgusting when raw.

    Sincerely, a Chinese.

  • Reply Vijaya Selvaraju May 20, 2015 at 4:02 am

    What a beaut!

  • Reply deadcel11r May 20, 2015 at 4:06 am

    It's a fair price just for that portion of ribeye, but all-together it looks pretty frickin tasty. I'd happily pay 7.50 for that

  • Reply Olivia H May 20, 2015 at 4:38 am

    "please do not sit on the stairs" as he sits on them :')

  • Reply T May 20, 2015 at 4:56 am

    That certainly wasn't medium rare 🙂

  • Reply ty c. May 20, 2015 at 6:39 am

    thai shallots became "chinese shallots", bean "shrouts", "mirim", "squeeze out all the liquor"???

  • Reply Aamir Sayeed May 20, 2015 at 7:16 am

    I always thought vest jackets were kind of uncool but that one you're wearing is awesome

  • Reply victor sels May 20, 2015 at 7:21 am

    wow that looks so delicious

  • Reply SweetenedInsanity/EmeraldRarity May 20, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I would pay about 10 dollars and 75 cents CDN for it~ Looks so good!

  • Reply Alex May 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Great Drooling recipe, that being said Get off my stairs you punk !

  • Reply Tomas Gerich May 20, 2015 at 8:44 am

    You are hitting all the right spots with this one man. Absolutely fantastic as ever. Never seen a "Kohlrabi" in any kind of a cooking video, and I have to say watch a lot of them, but here in Slovakia everyone just throws it into their chicken stock –  so nice to see it used raw…or pickled…or just differently 😀

  • Reply Myra The one and only May 20, 2015 at 8:57 am

    this is like one of the spicy pork salad i had in thailand and i think it's awesome

  • Reply Donal Skehan May 20, 2015 at 8:57 am

    This is right up my street…Can't get enough of Asian salads! Looks great! 🙂

  • Reply gary daniels May 20, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Good looking plate of food.

  • Reply SonicShenmue May 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    That's my kind of salad!

    I would definitely do 8 pounds for a good portion of that lovely salad. Especially since it's ribeye steak!

    The bit at the end was also mega funny as always xD

  • Reply wendylovelaw May 20, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    In Thailand we have kind of salad like this and you will find it everywhere on street (street food) and it about 1$.

  • Reply herobrine superman1337 May 20, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    It's not the seeds that give peppers its spiciness, it's the white trips which the seeds are attached to.

  • Reply CodyS May 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Hi Donal

  • Reply heartsofdragons87 May 20, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    i wouldn't eat rare meat couse that looks horrible to eat really

  • Reply Add A Little May 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    What a flavour bomb! Love the dressing too!

  • Reply Rhys Sadler-Price May 20, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Looks lush! Sidenote, the music is awesome, what is it?

  • Reply Nero Maestro May 20, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    That's a $16+ meal…easy!

  • Reply Bladewing May 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Wow, I honestly didn't expect the people to be that close to the correct prize. The difficulty I see is that you used couple ingredients which are only used in asian recipes, so you wouldn't have them home usually. Those are for example rice vinegar, fish sauce, asian basil,…

    Finally, one question: what is in the five spice seasoning? I have never seen it here in Germany. I guess curry and chili but have no idea what else.

  • Reply WWK May 20, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I tried this recipe. It's not that tasty. It's normal. Personally I think Jamie's recipe is more reliable. Every time I followed him, the result is a success.

  • Reply Gregoryt700 May 21, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Too much work, not sufficient payoff

  • Reply A Mumani May 21, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Am sure it tastes great, but personally I will not make a  Ribeye SALAD!! I would grill it and have the same salad as a side dish.

  • Reply XJ Ma May 21, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I can't wait to try it out!!!!

  • Reply Kristen Chiera May 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    $16.50 in Australia!

  • Reply orgy1978 May 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Thai-grilled-beef-salad.  2$ in Thailand
    thaifood nue num tok

  • Reply zerumvia May 21, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    dont sit on the stair

  • Reply djjaewon May 22, 2015 at 2:16 am

    I wish people would understand the word "Oriental" is like the word.. "Nxgger" to asians.

  • Reply djjaewon May 22, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Just say "Asian"  why do you have to disrespect us with the word "Oriental"  What the hell is "Oriental"  … … think about it.

  • Reply Elise'sPlace May 22, 2015 at 4:38 am


  • Reply jeff wang May 22, 2015 at 6:21 am

    7-8pound, coz salad main course is not something I would eat at dinner or lunch. For I'm happy to pay as starter, for like £4-5£

  • Reply s georgia May 22, 2015 at 6:57 am

    The use of Oriental is not offensive when your labelling a dish. Or is it??  Not sure why some people got offended. I'm from Canada and we used the term Asian as a description but I have seen people use the word oriental I guess more to differentiate between Indian Asians but there are a lot of restaurants where the word is used.
    By the way the food looks sooooo good.

  • Reply Alexis Hyun May 22, 2015 at 7:12 am

    +benjimantv how much would pay for this

  • Reply wong marcus May 22, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    please do not sit on the stairs lol

  • Reply Afner Hernández May 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Wow, yeah, that looks amazing, £8-9 I think would be fair for that amount and the ingredients… I like doing something similar with shredded bbq pork, veggies balance it out amazingly! Keep them coming bro @Food Busker !

  • Reply warit te May 22, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    look like a' naam tok neur' in thai dish.

  • Reply zarblitz May 22, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Who cares how "authentic" it is as one cuisine or another? If it tastes good is all that matters. It's like there's something wrong with food that isn't "authentic" even if it's delicious.

  • Reply fatema hammoud May 22, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Why is everyone scrutinizing the use of the word 'oriental'? The idea is that he used a mixture of ingredients to make a salad with 'oriental' flavours.
    Either way I thought it looked great 🙂 Thanks.

  • Reply Lê Trọng Triết May 23, 2015 at 4:19 am

    The beef itself is over 8 John 😀

  • Reply Jian En Yip May 23, 2015 at 8:17 am

    i like how he is a thug and sat down on the stairs with the please do not sit sign

  • Reply deCourier May 23, 2015 at 8:24 am

    "Please do not sit on the stairs" sits on stairs eating #thuglife

  • Reply Mihaela-Liliana Tintas May 23, 2015 at 8:28 am

    in my opinion it should not be more expensive than 10 euros, but i think that in France you will pay between 14-17 euros in a restaurant
    nonetheless it look really delicious

  • Reply Sean Seet May 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

    He looks a little like Nigel Thornberry. 😐

  • Reply elbentzo May 23, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Dude, don't know how to break it to ya – you need to brush up on your meat preparation. What you served was nowhere NEAR med-rare. It's called bleu, which basically means raw meat with a thin layer of cooked meat (preferably caramelized).

  • Reply Piyalak Nuchim May 24, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Please do not sit on the stairs lol.

  • Reply David Limaheluw May 24, 2015 at 9:01 am

    7,50? I would easily pay 15

  • Reply St C May 26, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Why use hands its not clean use a tong or something my nigga

  • Reply Hai Hoang May 26, 2015 at 7:59 am

    in the restaurant I work we just blanch the paper thin sliced beef in hot water before mixing 😀 the sauce could really use some brown sugar you know.

  • Reply Wendy He May 29, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Did anyone notice at the end of the video there's a sign saying do not sit on stairs beside the stairs he's sitting on? Lol

  • Reply Anfield Guys May 30, 2015 at 4:54 am

    please do not sit on the stair

  • Reply Docteur666 May 31, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    £10 – easy

  • Reply Itoverwith Playa May 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Who actually did it

  • Reply Brooke Boatwright June 1, 2015 at 1:15 am

    omg that looks so tasty id pay 13$ for that in a restaurant!

  • Reply tony toy June 21, 2015 at 3:27 am

    i like how you call them "thai red shallots" and then 3 seconds later they are called chinese shallots. "if you cant get chinese shallots… get regular ones" i didnt know that the chinese have their own version of shallots. also the chinese cabbage in the beginning of the video is very confusing as most chinese wouldnt know what you are talking about. but im sure there is a correct name for it..

  • Reply tony toy June 21, 2015 at 3:35 am


  • Reply tony toy June 21, 2015 at 3:38 am

    now british people are going to cook asian food  replacing mirin for vinegar loool. if you try this at home note there will be a significant change in the flavour to the final product as mirin is really a rice wine syrup which is the opposite of VINEGAR.

  • Reply tony toy June 21, 2015 at 3:42 am

    its funny how he mixes the dressing and spent minutes tossing everything together, then he sprinkles the salt on top…    nice salt crust salad with no salt on the inside..

  • Reply Ben Brunskill October 26, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I reckon this needs a bit of ginger in the dressing . . . epic stuff though. Must try this one

  • Reply nomoremaybes November 23, 2015 at 7:02 am

    At 4:05 this filthy fool goes to flick his greasy hands into the dish. Not to mention he talks right into the plate. What a festy man.

  • Reply TAHMID December 20, 2015 at 7:11 pm


  • Reply Marya 21 January 18, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    wowww ..perfect

  • Reply Tehleetking February 4, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    "LOOK AT THE FLAVOUR" u w0t m8

  • Reply MrAlex0262 March 26, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    The Meat is allmost raw inside ….Its allmost the same with Jamie Oliver stuff … putting a lot of diffrent coloured vegeas together then some salt, pepper , this time Fish sauce …and at the End this should be tasty …. sorry not for me …

  • Reply Permsuk Amporncharat April 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    It looks really really good.
    Great from Thailand.

  • Reply Đông Quân Trần April 17, 2016 at 11:03 am


  • Reply Cassie Williams October 16, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Where can I get the written recipe? Do I gave to jot down the ingredients and method as I watch? Jamie's foo tube recipes are generally on his website but I can't find this one anywhere. Same problem with some other food tube recipes.

  • Reply brownredxx March 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    What the most popular English dish? The answer is none.

  • Reply meelustrike May 13, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Wow nice, im glad his making dishes unknown or not really out there looks good

  • Reply rob m June 20, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Medium rare my arse

  • Reply Aris Sp July 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    song at background around 6:30?

  • Reply Oytun Bey July 7, 2017 at 8:32 am

    hectic it was so nice

  • Reply Jackie Perkins November 20, 2017 at 12:49 am

    I'd have paid $7.50 or $8.00 bucks. 😛

  • Reply dontget ittwizted666 December 27, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Definitely not medium rare.

  • Reply Sharon Merogi April 26, 2018 at 6:51 am

    That looks amazing, I would pay $15

  • Reply JFK VJ July 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    looks undercooked and people are straight okay with eating huge leaves of mint and basil? those are some strong flavours, if you’re going to do that maybe add another leaf type like arugula

  • Reply Rayzer November 24, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Homie, where’s your gloves???

  • Reply chuene kgomo January 14, 2019 at 6:26 am

    please do not sit on the stairs

  • Reply XJ Ma April 11, 2019 at 11:49 am

    From 2019 it is still the salad for me

  • Reply Oz_Tee X23 June 24, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Please do not sit on the stairs

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