Asian beef fondue

January 17, 2018 (Last Updated: November 15, 2018)
Asian beef fondue

Gaze into your loved one’s eyes over pots of oozing, flavourful cheese, or feed each other warm chocolate-covered strawberries as you whisper sweet nothings. This Valentine’s Day, set up a romantic dinner for two with a delicious fondue.

If you are not using a traditional fondue set, make sure your broth or sauce servingware is flameproof before placing over burner or tealight candles.

Recipe and styling by Sarah Dall

Assisted by Claire Ferrandi

Photographs by Dawie Verwey

Asian beef fondue

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 25 mins


  • 500ml (2 cups) beef stock
  • 5ml (1 tsp) soya sauce
  • 1 lemongrass stick, bruised
  • 2 garlic cloves, bruised
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 600g beef fillet, cleaned and trimmed
  • 20g sesame seeds, toasted
  • baby carrots, radishes and cooked Asian mushrooms, to serve



Place the beef stock, soya sauce, lemongrass, garlic, chillies and lime in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, 5 minutes.


Cut the beef into cubes and sprinkle over the sesame seeds. Skewer and cook in the simmering Asian broth. Serve with the carrots, radishes and mushrooms.

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