This is taken directly from The Frugal Gourmet Cookbook by Jeff Smith, which was published in 1984. Smith's cooking show on PBS was a long-time hit, until allegations surfaced that he had molested a number of young teenage boys. It meant the end of his shows on PBS and his cookbooks fell out of favor as well. You will see this on the web sometimes, and it's titled Korean Beef Strips or Smoky Korean Beef Strips. Both are incorrect. Here is Jeff Smith's introduction to this dish, word for word (you can see why people got confused with the title years later). <b> "Actually I must confess that this dish is more Korean than Chinese. I developed it after tasting such a treasure at a street fair in Tacoma. We have many Koreans living near us in the Northwest because of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base. They have brought a delicious influence with them."</b> *Editor's Note: Smith died in 2004. Some of his cooking shows can still be found on Youtube.