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Braised Beef

April 15th, 2009

Braised Beef

1 kg Beef chunk or shin
1 thumbsized smashed old ginger for the boiling water
1 stalk spring onion
1 tbsp Chinese Yellow Rice, homemade is better
5 tbsp Vegetable Oil
6 sliced Old Ginger
12 gloves garlic, peeled and smashed
2 to 3 tsp fu yee or salted soya beans (optional for cancer patients)
2 nos whole star anise
1 x 5cm cinnmon stick
2 ea tbsp of dark and light soya sauce
1 stick of caned sugar or 80gm rock sugar
1 dried tangerine peel
1 stalk spring onion, chopped
1/4 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tbsp water, mixed well. 


1) Add spring onion, ginger, yellow wine and beef into a pot of boiling water for 5 mins. Drain & cut the beef into big chunks of abt 3cm2.

2) Stir-fry garlic and ginger in hot vegetable oil till fragrant.  Add beef cubes, stir-fry till browned. Add mashed soyabeans, star anise and cinnamon stick, ginger slices.  Stir fry for 2 mins, add 4 cups water, dark soya sauce, light soya sauce, sugar and tangerine peel.

3) Bring to boil and then lower heat to braise beef for 1.5hrs or more till tender.  Gravy should be thickened by now.

4) Add spring onion, sesame oil and salt to taste.

5) Take out all the condiments, if you mind.

6) If you wish to have thicker sauce, add cornflour paste but I DON’T.


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Homemade Ginger Teriyaki Sauce

April 15th, 2009

Homemade Ginger Teriyaki Sauce

What for:  To marinade meat/seafood overnight, then bake/grill/panfry

1.5 cups pineapple juice
1  tbsp ginger juice
1/2 tsp garlic paste
3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp white pepper — ground

Combine all ingredients.


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