These Cambodian Grilled Lemongrass Beef Skewers, also known as “Sach Ko Jakak,” are a delicious and aromatic dish, perfect for barbecues and outdoor gatherings. The beef is marinated in a fragrant lemongrass mixture, giving it a unique and delightful flavor.


  • 1.5 lbs beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, finely minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. In a bowl, combine the minced lemongrass, garlic, onion, soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, vegetable oil, black pepper, and turmeric powder. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. Add the thinly sliced beef to the marinade, ensuring each piece is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the marinated beef slices onto the soaked bamboo skewers.
  5. Grill the beef skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  6. Remove the beef skewers from the grill and let them rest for a couple of minutes.
  7. Serve the Cambodian Grilled Lemongrass Beef Skewers hot, with rice, fresh vegetables, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 300-350
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 35g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6

These Cambodian Grilled Lemongrass Beef Skewers offer a delightful blend of flavors and are sure to be a hit at any barbecue or family gathering. The combination of lemongrass with soy and fish sauces imparts a unique taste that is both savory and slightly sweet, making these skewers a memorable and delicious meal.

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