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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.

Red Wine Braised Beef

1. Cut beef into medium chunks.

2. In a piece of gauze, wrap in 1 tablespoon black pepper whole , 1 tbs ground black pepper, 1 tbs cloves, 1 tbs fennel and 2 cloves garlic. Wrap them up. Put into pot with beef.

3. Pour red wine into the pot covers all ingredients. Add 1 tbs balsamic vinegar and 1 tbs soy sauce.

4. Let beef soak in all ingredients for overnight.

5. Slow cook for 3 – 3.5 hrs.

Place the beef in the plate and pour reduced sauce over it.

Beef is very soft and tasty.

Beef Piece

I don’t know why since last night I kept thinking about beef pie. So today, I decided to make it for lunch.

Prepare pie crust:

In a bowl, add in 230 g flour and 1 tsp salt. Cut 60g butter in. Mix them with gunfire till crumbs. Pour in 110g cold water ( I put it in the freezer before use). Make all ingredients into a dough. Put into refrigerator for at least 30 mins.

Prepare beef filling:

1. Heat a little oil in the pan.

2. Add in ground beef (350 g) and 1 chopped onion. Stir fry till beef shows no more pink color and onion turns transparent.

3. Add in 3 tbsp tomato sauce. Dissolve 3 tbsp corn starch in 1/4 cup water. Then pour the corn starch water mixture into the pan.

4. Sprinkle salt, black pepper and mixed herbs.

5. Simmer a bit and reduce to condensed sauce.

Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

Press pie crust into pie pan. Poke several times with a fork.

Put beef fillings into it.

Cover with another piece of pie crust. Also poke with fork. Brush milk or egg.

Put into oven and bake for 40 mins.

I really love it.

Homemade Beef Burger 

For the burger bun:


For the beef:

Ground beef 300 g

1 chopped onion

Bread crumbs 3 tablespoon

Salt 1 tsp

Black pepper 1 tsp

1 egg

Mix all the ingredients above in a big bowl. Knead them till fully mixed.

Divide beef into several beef ball and press into flat ones.

Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry beef patties till both sides turn golden brown.

Cover the pan with lid for 3 mins. Then flip and another 3 mins. Then the beef part is done.

Cut burger bun into halves. Place one piece of cabbage on it. Then a cheese slice, beef patty, and another cheese slice. You can also add in sauce you like.

Yummy. My husband loved it very very much.

Beef Potato Stew


Beef (cut into slices)

Onion (chopped into shreds)

Potato & carrot ( cut into medium chunk)


Light soy sauce: cooking wine: sugar =3:2:1
1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Put in beef slices and stir fry a bit.

2. Take the beef out in the plate.

3. Add a little more oil in the pan. Put in onion, potato and carrot. Stir fry for 2-3 mins.

4. Add in sauce. Stir fry evenly.

5. Pour in enough hot water covers all ingredients. Also add beef back in the pan.

6. Cover the pan with lid and braise for 20-30 mins till potato and carrot turns softened. Then ready to serve.

Easy Beef/Pork Wellington

My husband wanted to have beef steak, but we didn’t  have any at home. So I cooked Pork Wellington using the recipe of Beef Wellington.

The result was surprisingly good. Pork tested very tender and juicy.

The following is an easy way to cook pork in this way:

1. Season the pork with salt and black pepper.

2. Since the thick steak tests better, I used kitchen twine.

3. Heat some butter in a pan.

4. Put the pork in when the butter is heated. And fry every side of the pork.

5. Frying is done.

6. Stir fry chopped onion, mushroom, and garlic. Add some salt and black pepper powder. ( I don’t have other spices or wine.)

7. Bacon at the bottom, mixture of mushroom and onion in the middle, pork on the top. Do remember to take the kitchen twine off.

8. Roll the pork with bacon and make it a small bun. Wrap it tight and put into fridge for 30 minutes.

9. As to puff pastry, I chose roti prata, which is an easy and quick way.

10. Wrap the pork with roti prata.

11. Put it into fridge for another ten minutes.

12. Preheat oven 200 degree. You can make some decorative pattern on the surface if you want. Then brush it with egg. Put into oven for 20-25 minutes.

13. Dress the dish with some vegetables.

Enjoy your meal!

Braised Beef Slices With Golden Needle Mushroom &  Vermicelli

Here beef slices are the kind for hot pot.

1. Stir fry beef slices in the pan till color turns light and no blood. Take them out.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Put in chopped ginger, 1 tsp Pixian Bean Sauce and 1 tsp sweet bean sauce. Stir fry a bit.

3. Add in golden needle mushroom. Stir evenly with sauce.

4. Put in fried beef. Stir fry evenly with golden needle mushrooms. 

5. Spread vermicelli ( soaked in the water for several minutes) on the beef and mushrooms. Sprinkle some sugar. Add in a little water. Cover the pan with lid.

6. Braise for several minutes till vermicelli done. Sprinkle chopped spring onion and green chili. Stir fry for another minute.

Braised Beef With Potato


Beef ( cut into medium pieces)

Potatoes (chopped into medium pieces)

Light soy sauce

Dark soy sauce

Cooking wine

Salt sugar


Star anise

1. Beef pieces in boiling water till water gets boiled again. Take beef out, rinse and drain.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in 2 or 3 ginger slices. Then put in beef, add a little cooking wine. Stir fry for a while.

3. Put in potato pieces. Stir fry till the edge gets a little golden brown.

4. Add in hot water covers all ingredients. Also add 1 or 2 star anise, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Braised with medium heat.

5. When water reduces to less than 1/3 and potatoes become softened. Turn to high height. Keep stir frying till sauce becomes dry.

Potatoes are very soft and tasty.