SAHD Recipe – Tiger Cries

SAHD Recipe - Tiger Cries 350Hey everyone! Welcome to another installment of the SAHD recipe. Today, we’ll make Tiger Cries. This grilled beef recipe is from Thailand. It’s all in the dipping sauce in this dish. A good steak will help a lot too. Unfortunately, you need a couple of specialty ingredients for the dipping sauce. You need to go to the Asian grocery store for the dried tamarind and roasted rice powder. Anyway, you can try this dish at your local Thai restaurant. If you love it, you can cook it at home with my recipe. It’s really easy. Check it out!

This dish is great with sticky rice. You can see how to make sticky rice in my Mango sticky rice video.

*See video at the end of the post!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes



  • A nice steak – Whenever I see a NY or rib-eye steak for sale at the grocery store, I pick up 2 pieces. I’ll cook one steak western-style and keep one to make a Thai dish.
  • marinade for the steak – a little fish sauce, lime juice, oyster sauce, and black pepper.

Dipping sauce

  • Lime juice – one lime.
  • Fish sauce – a little less than the lime juice.
  • tamarindTamarind paste – You need to get this from an Asian grocery store. Usually, it comes in a block. You need to soak a piece in hot water for about 5 minutes. Then squeeze out the juice/pulp and discard the fiber.
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or palm sugar
  • Optional – 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon roasted rice powder – You can pick this up from the Asian grocery store.
  • 1/4 cup cilantro – chop into about half-inch pieces.
  • 1/4 cup green onion – chop
  • 1/4 cup shallot or red onion – chop
  • 1-3 teaspoon of dried chili powder – I used Korean chili. It’s not very spicy.


  • a skillet – I love my Lodge carbon steel skillet. It’s much better than a typical nonstick pan and I can use a metal spatula on it. It’s also oven save so I can finish dishes off in the oven.

Traditionally, the steak is grilled. But I don’t have the appropriate grill so I cooked it in a skillet. I think you need a really hot grill for steak.

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  • Take the steak out of the fridge and marinade it for about an hour.
  • Take a piece of dried tamarind and soak it in a little hot water.
  • Chop the cilantro, green onion, and scallion.
  • Mix up the dipping sauce. Taste the sauce. You may need to adjust it to your liking.


  1. Cook the steak to medium-rare. I usually cook it on the stove on a carbon steel skillet. Heat up the skillet until it’s hot. Add a little oil and cook the steak for about 2-3 minutes on each side. A steak from the supermarket is so thin, that’s all you need. Let the steak rest for about 5-10 minutes.


  • Cut the steak into about half-inch strips.
  • Serve with sticky rice and some leafy vegetables.
  • Enjoy!

Video at YouTube

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