Yum Neu-a (spicy beef salad)

200g rump steak
1 small cucumber, sliced
100g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 spring onion, chopped
1 bunch coriander, chopped
1 shallot, sliced
8 sprigs mint leaves
1/2 stalk lemongrass, sliced
3 kaffir lime leaves, shredded
1 large red chilli, julienned
2 baby eggplant, sliced
2 green birds eye chillies
2 cloves garlic
1 coriander root
1 tbls palm sugar
2 tbls fish sauce
juice of 1 lime

Pound together green chillies, garlic and coriander root                           Inspired by vendor in food court,
– add palm sugar, fish sauce and lime juice – set aside.                             Thanon Chomsin – Hua Hin
Barbecue eggplant and rump steak until seared as desired.
Rest steak 10 minutes then slice thinly on diagonal.
Combine all ingredients and toss gently with dressing to serve.