Yam nua (spicy beef salad) is a great balance of hot, sour and salty flavors, and the vegetables provide freshness and crunch to the dish. It's not just an appetizer but also a delicious dish as part of any meal. The marinated fried beef is mixed lime juice, fish sauce, chopped red chilies, lemongrass, sliced spring onion and sliced cucumber. This dish isn't particularly spicy, but you can make it hotter by adding more red chilies.
If there was such a thing as a 'Salad Hall of Fame', Thai yam nua would surely take pride of place.