Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad [Yum Neua] is found on hundreds of menus across Indonesia. Sadly very few resemble that traditional dish [the same problem exists the famous Thai soup, Tom Yum Goong]. In Bali the only true Yum Neua I have found is actually served at a non-Thai restaurant in Ubud, Cafe des Artistes, and I order it there regularly. Salad is probably a bad translation as it is nothing like a western salad except for its composition based on vegetables. The Thais use juicy fruits and vegetables to balance the chilli in many dishes, with this one it is thin shavings of juicy cucumber, not a lettuce or tomato in sight! Warm slices of just seared beef is added to the cold dish