Saturday, November 24, 2007

Easy Peasy Soy Beef

(a.k.a Keranamu Lee Dong Wook)

Watching all those Korean dramas had me craving for soy beef. They're more like Japanese than Korean, actually, but eating them in a bowl with steaming hot rice using chopsticks is enough to make me believe that I was having my lunch in Seoul.

Easy Peasy Soy Beef

125grams beef, sliced thinly
2 tbsp sweet
dark soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce (or salty soy sauce)
2 pips garlic
chopped finely
1 inch ginger sliced thinly
1 medium sized onion sliced
into rings or wedges
pepper taste
2 tbsp olive oil (or vetgetable oil)
optional -
1/2 cup beef stock or water
1 carrot cut to your
preferred shape
a handful of french/holland beans, cut in an angle into 1
inch pieces.

Mix beef well with the sauces,
garlic and ginger. Let marinade for at least half an hour.
Using medium
heat, heat oil in a pan/pot with a lid, add in the beef and all the marinade.
Stir for a whiile, then cover to pull out the juices. Ocassionaly stir to ensure
even cooking.
If you like the beef to be slightly dry, cook till sauce is
If you like to have a little sauce with the beef, add beef stock or
water, and bring to boil. Season to taste.
Add in onions and other
vegetables, let simmer till vegetables are cooked, stirring ocassionally.
Serve with steaming hot white rice.

My vegetables got slightly overcooked with this one.. :P
But Yummeh nevertheless :)
To get really thin strips of beef, slice them while they're 3/4 to half frozen, with a really sharp knife.
You can also splash a few drops of sesame oil towards the end and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds before serving to give it a chinoise edge.
Add in sliced dried chillies with the vegetables to get a spicy zing.
The thinly sliced ginger tastes a little bit like the pickled ginger you find in sushi restaurants.

aww man, I'm getting hungry again.

Happy trying :)

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