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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 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.

French Bean Rib Stew

1. Put ribs in the pot with water covers all the ribs. Turn on the stove. When water boils, turn off.

2. Take the ribs out. Rinse and drain.

3. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in several ginger slices. Stir fry a bit. Put in ribs. Stir fry till ribs get a little golden brown.

4. Add in chopped French beans. Stir fry till French beans’ color turn darker.

5. Add in 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly.

6. Add in enough hot water covers all ingredients. Cover the pan with lid. Simmer for around 30 mins or when the water reduces to 1/3 of original.

7. Turn to high heat. Keep stir frying at the same time. When the sauce becomes condensed, it’s done. Or if you like, you can keep more sauce.

Chicken Breast Tomato Stew

Chicken breast is ideal for diet. This dish is easy to make. And it goes well with pasta, fusilli or penne.


Chicken breast ( marinated with a little salt and black pepper, and cut into smaller pieces)

Tomato ( chopped into small pieces)


Black pepper

Herbs you like
1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Put chicken breast in the pan. Fry both side till a golden brown and take them out.

2. Put tomato pieces into the pan. Fry till they turn softened. Then put chicken breast in tomato. Turn to low heat and cook for around 20 mins. 

3. Tomato will become sauce. Add in a little salt, black pepper and herbs you like. 

Tomato Beef Stew

This dish will take over one hour.

1. Cut beef into medium cubes.

2. Put beef cubes in the pan with cold water and turn on the stove.

3. When the water gets boiled, there will be a lot foam.

4. Take beef cubes out and clean them.

5. Heat the oil in the pan, put in ginger slices and some garlic slices.
6. Add in beef cubes. And stir fry for a while.

7. Then put in a little cooking wine and light soy sauce. Stir evenly.

8. Add in enough hot water over the beef. Then cover the pan with lid and cook for at least 40 mins.
9.Three tomatoes need to be peeled off. First cut a cross at the bottom. Then put them in hot water for around 1 minute. Lastly, remove them into cold water. And it will be easy to peel them off.
10. Chop them into small bits.
11. Use another pan. Heat the oil and put the tomato bits in.
12. When the tomato juice comes out, pour in a bowl of water. 
13. Keep stirring till the tomato sauce becomes a little condensed.
14.When 40mins is over, add tomato sauce into the beef along with several sugar cubes and some salt.
15. Cook for another 30 mins.

If you don’t feel like eating anything, this dish will make your appetite better.