Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a dish which is extremely popular in Singapore. It is a real comfort food to me.
- 300 g lean filet of beef
- 600 g rice noodles (fresh or dry) or 600 g kway teow (if dry, blanch them till they are 95% cooked)
- 100 g chinese chives (optional)
- 500 g bean sprouts, with roots and heads removed
- 6 tablespoons canola oil
- 4 slices ginger
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons soya sauce
- 2 teaspoons Chinese wine
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornflour
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- Slice beef THINLY against the grain.
- Mix the beef with all the seasoning ingredients except the sesame oil and canola oil.
- Leave the beef to marinate for 20 minutes; then add the sesame and canola oil.
- Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil in a wok, stir fry the chives and bean sprouts till they are SLIGHTLY limp. Set them aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok; till hot and NOT smoking, sauté the garlic till crispy and golden (NOT BURNT).
- Add rice noodles and stir fry for about 4 minutes till lightly browned.
- Set the noodles aside.
- Heat remaining oil in wok, add beef, remaining marinade and ginger slices.
- Stir fry beef till colour changes.
- Add rice noodles and bean sprouts, stir fry till everything is well coated.
- Serve hot.
I can see how this makes a great comfort food. Love those noodles. I, too, wanted twice the sauce. I can't get the Chinese chives w/out a lot of hassle so I used scallions. The beef was terrific, well spiced and tender. Very, very good dish. I am confused about the amount of noodles though. Converted, the recipe calls for 21 ounces-that's a lot of noodles for 3 servings. I got by with 8 ounces and there's enough left for two more servings. I'm guessing the 21 ounces applies to fresh noodles and COOKED dry rice noodles.
It was a dark and stormy night... so I didn't feel like traipsing out to find chinese chives- used scallions. Also, the grocery store was out of beansprouts so I subbed some sliced mushrooms. The whole thing tasted amazing! Served with some sriracha sauce for a delicious, comforting meal in one. Thanks!
Wonderful, wonderful. What a great find this recipe is. I too made this with dried noodles but can't wait to try it again using fresh. I followed Hey Jude's comments and doubled the seasonings. This is a great chance for me to use my Chinese chives that I have growing in a pot on my kitchen window sill. A wonderful dish, Kitchen Maniac.