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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Easy Quick Stir Fry Beef & Broccoli

With the hot weather and dry spell here in Malaysia, I guess some of you wasn't in a mood to bake or cook lately, right?  It has not been raining for more than 3 months here already;  all the trees and grasses has turn reddish brown; from far it looks like Autumn season here in Malaysia!!

With the dry spell and water rationing going on, it is good to cook and eat light and easy dishes like soups and stir fry dishes.


300g rump steak or tenderloin steak, thinly sliced
180g broccoli florets
50g ginger, thinly sliced
1 bird’s eye chilli, thinly sliced
1 tbsp peanut oil
Dash of pepper

1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp cornflour
1/2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp soy sauce
½ tbsp oyster sauce
½ tsp sugar
2 tsp Shaoxing wine
1 tsp corn flour
3 tbsp water

Marinate the beef slices with soy sauce, cornflour and oil for 15-30 minutes.
In a saucepan, blanched the broccoli florets 10-15 seconds, drain and set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a wok under high heat until smoking hot. Add in sliced ginger and give it a quick stir for a minute.
Add in beef and the blanched broccoli florets and stir fry for a further 1 minute.  Pour in the sauce and give it a thorough mix and further cooked till until the beef turned brown and the sauce slightly thickened.
Stir in the sliced bird's eye chilli and season with white pepper and add a splash of sesame oil. 
Mix well and serve immediately with steamed rice.

                        If you don't eat beef, you can always substitute with pork tenderloin.


  1. ya ,the weather is so terrible hot! At least your place still have water supply even 3 mths no rain whereas my place here is under water rationing, so inconvenience during cooking..This dish is perfect to cook when no water supply ^_^

  2. Same here, it is also very hot over in Singapore plus with the dry spell it is not helping at all. No mood also can produce such nice meal. I come over now.

  3. Mel, this is such a delicious dish! I feel very frustrated especially when there is no water on weekends because that is the only time that I can cook and bake.

  4. Yes I heard about water rationing in Malaysia! that must be very inconvenient. Mel, your beef-broccoli stir fry looks good. Light and yummy.

  5. Looks yums, mel ^^ I love this combo!

  6. Yes, must agree with you that light and easy dishes is the way to go for this weather and water situation that some of us are facing right now!

  7. Broccoli my family favourite veggie, some more stir fried with beef, must be yummy :)

  8. Se ve hermosa y sabrosa me gusta mucho su comida,abrazos.

  9. Hi Mel,

    What a lovely meal! Nothing beats coming home to eat a homely stir fry with plain rice. Are you living at Malaysia now?


  10. Hi Mel, brocolli is my daughter's favourite but since I don't eat beef, I don't cook at home. My family normally eat beef from my inlaw house. I believe that this is a delicious dish!

  11. HI,
    may i know for the sauce,u mean to add in
    together with he beef or ,,(u din mention),,'
    thanks for sharing--

    1. Hi "Anonymous"
      Thank you for pointing out my error. I have corrected the mistake and rewritten the method! Have a great day!

  12. mel mel!! you are back in kitchen! i brought a bag of frozen McDxxxxx's fries to fry in your house... kee kee... meantime, i want to ta-bao your dish, can? hahaha.. you know i scared of fire lah.. but my hubby will love this FOR SURE

  13. One dish will suffice with my bowl of rice for dinner..... delicious!

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  15. Hi Mel,
    It drizzled for a short while today! Am hoping everyday that it will rain heavily, and the haze is making it even worse!
    Your stir-fry dish looks delicious!

  16. Mel , this is such a fantastic dish , simple yet so delicious ! Hope the water rationing will be over soon .

  17. Looks great for a one dish quick stir fry meal!

  18. Love the stir fry dish on weekdays and broccoli beef is a good one (meat and veggie together yay!). I'll try your recipe next time I make this dish!

  19. you are so right, some of the trees here are turning brown..the grass too . Luckliy no water rationing exercise in my area, i can imagine how difficult it is....shower also got to watch the water :(