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Beef Steak Rice

It’s just rice served with beef steak slices. 🙂

  1. Season steak with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a pan. Drizzle a little oil. Place steak into hot pan. Fry for around 3 mins or till golden brown.
  3. Then flip the steak over. Add in thyme and garlic. Cut in a butter chunk.
  4. Scoop butter with a spoon and pour over steak. When both sides are brown, let the steak stand to fry the edge. Set beef aside.
  5. To make rice more tasty, some sauce is needed. In a sauce pan, add in 1 tsp sweet cooking wine, 1 tsp light soy sauce, and 2 tablespoon water. Simmer to reduce the sauce.
  6. Cut beef steak into slices. Arrange them around the rice. Pour the sauce over it. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

Beef & Zucchini Spaghetti

1. Chop zucchini into thin slices with the help of a grater.

2. Heat a pan. Add in a little oil. Sauté 1 clove of chopped garlic.

3. Add beef slice in. Stir fry a bit till beef is no more pinkish.

4. Dish beef out and set aside.

5. Heat the same pan. Add in a little extra oil. Add zucchini slices in.

6. Gently stir fry zucchini and try not to break them since they are very thin and fragile.

7. After about 2 mins. Add beef back into the pan. Toss a bit with zucchini.

8. Add in cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper and mixed herbs.

Beef & Onion Stir-fry

I always think beef and onion are good friend, especially in stir-fry.

  1. Prepare beef slices. Put them in a small bowl. Season with a little salt and black pepper. Then add in 1/2 tsp light sou sauce and 1-2 tsp starch. Mix them well.
  2. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil. When oil is heated, add beef into the pan. Quickly separate them to let them not stick to each other.
  3. When beef is no more pinkish, add in onion slices and green chili. Stir fry for 1 minute or 2.
  4. Add in 1 tsp oyster sauce. Stir fry evenly.

Ready to serve. Very simple and quick.

Steak Pizza


It’s a combination of pizza and steak.

For the pizza dough, please check:


Except beef, I also chose onion and French bean as the vegetable part.

Steak part:

Season steak with salt and pepper. Heat a pan. Drizzle a little oil. Place steak into hot pan. Fry for around 3 mins or till golden brown. Then flip the steak over. Add in thyme and garlic. Cut in a butter chunk. Scoop butter with a spoon and pour over steak. When both sides are brown, let the steak stand to fry the edge.

Then let steak rest in a plate.

1. Preheat oven to 220 degree C.

2. Brush pizza dough with tomato sauce. Then spread mozzarella cheese over it.

3. Into oven for 6 mins.

4. Scatter onion and French beans (bleached for 2 mins in hot water) over pizza dough. Into the oven for another 2 mins.

5. Cut steak into slices. Place steak over vegetables.


Beef Wellington


It just came to me that there was still a piece of beef fillet in my fridge last night, so I decided to cook beef wellington today.

Main Ingredients:

beef, chopped shiitake mushroom & carrot (of course you can use the help of a blender), puff crust, salt, and pepper.

1, Sprinkle salt and pepper over the fillet. Rub a bit with hands.

2, Heat a pan, add in some oil. Fry beef fillet till each side turns brownish.

3, Beef fillet in a plate and rest for a while. Use the same pan to fry mushroom and carrot. When the juice comes out, drizzle in a little red wine. (I just want to add a little flavor, if you don’t have red wine, you can just skip this step.) Add in a little dried thyme. Turn to low heat and simmer for a little while. Season with salt.

4. Many chiefs cook beef wellington use ham. Yet, I don’t have . So I just go with my no-ham version. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the table. Pastry crust on it. (I just don’t have crust, so I use Roti Prata instead. Because I tried to use Roti Prata pasty in Apple pie before, and it turned out great. So Roti Prata is always a good replacement of pastry crust to me.)

5. Spread mushroom and carrot on the pastry evenly. Beef in the middle. Roll one end of pastry to the other gently. Tuck in the two sides. Twist a bit with the help of plastic wrap. In the fridge for 30 mins.

6. Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

7. Egg wash the pastry. Cut several lines or any pattern you like.

8. Into the oven for 20-25 mins or till the pastry turns golden color.

Cut it with a very sharp knife. Because the crust is really easily broken. A sharp knife will do a better job. Or you may get your beef wellington just like mine. 😦

Very fragile out layer. But the taste is super.

Steak & Portobello Mushroom

This is the first time for me to cook Portobello mushroom. They are really big and look like a giant brown umbrella.

For steak:

1. Season both sides with salt and black pepper.

2. Heat a pan. A little oil in. Sear the steak for about 3 mins.

3. Flip the steak over. Cut in a cube of butter. And add in 2 cloves of garlic and dried thyme (fresh thyme will be better, but I didn’t have any at that time).

4. Fry for about 3 mins. Use a spoon, to scoop better and spread over steak. Sear the edge side too.

Steak in the plate and rest.

To cook Portobello mushroom:

Remove the Portobello mushroom’s stem first and wash clean.

1. Heat a pan. Cut in a small cube of butter.

2. When butter melts, add the mushroom in with cap side down. Sear for 3 mins. If your mushroom is really really big, probably you will need 5 mins. Keep the heat low, don’t burn the mushroom.

3. Add 1 drop of soy sauce onto the stem hole of each mushroom.

4. Flip the mushroom over, sear the other side for 3 mins with the lid on.

5. A lot of juice will come out. Use a spatula, and press the mushroom gently to squeeze the juice out.

6. Flip over and squeeze the other side. Keep cooking till the juice evaporates.

Serve steak with mushroom.

Mushroom is really juicy and tender. Portobello Mushroom just became my husband’s favorite mushroom. He couldn’t stop saying “delicious”. 🙂

Beef Stew 2.0

The first time my husband and I wen to buy groceries after he came back, I suddenly stopped in front of the beef shelf. A voice talked to me in my mind “buy some beef and cook beef stew”. Then I bought beef. Haha.

I cooked tomato beef stew before. This time I’m gonna make a beef stew 2.0. 🙂

1. Cut beef into small cubes. Prepare 3 big rotten tomatoes. Cut a cross at the bottom. Soak in hot water for a little while. Peel them and chop into small dives.

2. Heat a pan. Oil in. Fry beef till brownish. Set them aside.

3. Same pan. Add in chopped 1/2 onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Sauté till aromatic. Add in tomato dice. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper. Simmer a bit.

4. Transfer everything into a deep pot. Add all beef in. Pour in stock covers all ingredients. Also add in star anise, bayleaf, dried thyme. I also add in 1 tablespoon tomato sauce to make color brighter and 2 tsp sugar. Cover the lid. Simmer for 1 hour and a half. Trust me, your kitchen will be full of incredible smell.

5. Prepare 1 carrot and 2 small potatoes. Cut into small chunks. Add them into the pot. Simmer for another 30 mins.

6. Mix 2 tablespoon flour with water or stock till no lumps. Pour into the pot. Quickly stir evenly to make it rich and thick.

It’s perfect to go with rice or noodles. My husband really really loved it. He finished all rice in a great speed and kept saying yummy.

Beef & Spinach Pasta

1. Cook pasta. Drain and set aside for later use.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry beef slices first till no more pinkish.

3. Add in a little chopped garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.

4. Add in 1 1/2 tsp oyster sauce. Pour in 1/4 cup hot water. Simmer a bit to reduce the sauce.

5. Add in spinach. Stir fry for 2 mins. Sprinkle a little white sesame.

6. Add pasta back into pan. Season with salt and black pepper. Mix well.

Stir Fry Beef With Bitter Gourd

1. Prepare beef slices. You can buy a chunk of beef and cut into slices or you can just buy beef slices like I did.

2. Place beef slices in a bowl. Add in 1 Tbsp oyster sauce, cooking wine 1 tbsp, black pepper 1/2 tsp, salt 1/4 tsp, baking soda 1/4 tsp, water 1 tablespoon. Mix them by hand evenly. Let them rest for 10 mins.

3. Add in 2 tablespoon corn starch and 2 tsp cooking oil. Mix well. Let them be marinated for 30 mins.

4. Prepare bitter gourd. Cut 1/2 big bitter gourd open. Remove the seed and white part. Cut them into medium slices.

5. Place bitter gourd slices in a bowl. Sprinkle 1 tsp salt. Rest for a while. Boil in hot water for 2 mins. Then soak in cold water and drain.

6. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil. Add beef in. Quickly separate them. Stir fry a bit. Add in 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1 tbsp cooking wine and 1 tsp oyster sauce. Stir fry evenly till no more red color. Set beef aside.

7. Heat pan again. Add in 1 tsp oil. Stir fry butter gourd. Add in 1 tablespoon sugar. Fry for 1 min. Add in beef to blend evenly.

Serve hot.

Beef Stir-fry with Kailan

1. Trim the end of kailan.

2. Boil one pot of water, add in 1 tsp salt. Blanch kailan for 2-3 mins. I used baby kailan, so I just boil them for 2 mins.

3. Put beef slices in a bowl. Add in 1 1/2 tsp light soy sauce and 1 tablespoon corn starch. Mix them well.

4. Prepare other vegetables. 3 shiitake mushrooms, 1 small carrot, 2 green or red chili, 1 stalk leek. Chop them into small size.

5. Heat oil in the pan. Put marinated beef slices in. Quickly stir to separate slices apart. When the beef turns no more pinkish, take them out and set aside.

6. Add in 1 tablespoon oil if needed. Sauté a little chopped ginger. When aromatic, add in carrot and Shiitake mushroom. Stir fry for 2-3 mins.

7. Add beef back in the pan. Stir fry for 1 min.

8. Add in 1 tsp sweet cooking wine, 1/2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 1/2 tsp oyster sauce. Stir fry evenly.

9. Put in chili and leek. Stir fry for another minute.

Spread kailan in the plate. Put beef over kailan.