Kompong Loc Lac


A classic Southeast Asian steak dish with a light, lime-based sauce brightened with Activated Phenolics. Fragrant Kampot peppercorns, available in many specialist grocery stores, lends multiple taste notes, but you can use any peppercorns. 

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 4.

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  • 400 grams steak cut to grill
  • 3 large limes
  • 12 to 16 Kampot peppercorns, or other fragrant peppercorns
  • 1/2 small clove garlic, diced
  • 1 tbsp Activated Phenolics
  • 2 tbsp gula melaka or other palm sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt, plus some to sprinkle on the uncooked meat
  • 4 eggs
  • tomato
  • cucumber


1. Marinate the beef in the juice of 1 lime and sprinkle it with salt.

2. Dice the garlic. 

3. Grill the steak to your preferred temperature. Let rest.

4. In your mortar, pound the peppercorns, garlic, Activated Phenolics, salt and palm sugar. 

5. Add the juice of 2 limes. Mix. 

6. Fry or poach the eggs.

7. Slice the steak. Try the sauce on a small piece and adjust ingredients, depending on your taste.

8. Serve on individual plate with rice, sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, and an egg on top the rice.  Pour sauce over steak or serve in a separate container.