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Stir-fry Beef and Bok Choy

Exploring stir fry beef Asian style…………Once again I will be featuring “stir-fry beef”. This time, I will cook the beef with bok choy. It is a very Asian inspired dish that once you master the cooking of stir-fry beef, you can explore any vegetables you may want to accompany with this very tender quick-cook beef. Here in my place, almost every week we cook Asian dish such as this one……..Must try!

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 thumb size ginger sliced thinly
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 500 grams thinly sliced beef (tendered and soak in 1 tsp soda. salt & pepper for 10 minutes)
  • 4 bunches of bok choy
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1.5 cup water
  • 1 small can of black beans (use 3 tbsp and mashed it)
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion leeks


  • Heat oil in pan , add beef and stir fry until brown and season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, ginger and onions and soy sauce. Saute’ for 2 minutes.
  • Add black beans. Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes then pour in bok choy.
  • Add water with cornstarch and boil for 2 minutes, then add onion leeks and sesame oil then remove from heat.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!!!!!


Yes we have our own version of chopseuy…..Highly influenced by chinese cooking, our chopseuy is very similar to their chowmien which they usually served on noodles or sometimes over rice. Same with us, this chopseuy usually used as a vegetable accompaniment of several pancit dishes. To name some, we have pancit guisado , pancit bihon and more. In most of Philippines events especially in Fiesta or some catering, chopseuy is always present on the menu……………Did you know that vegetables are home for many antioxidants that help our body protect from oxidant stress, diseases and cancers. They also help our body develop capacity to fight against these by boosting immunity…..

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium white onions
  • 100 gms chicken liver
  • 100 gms pork meat
  • 8-10 pcs shrimps
  • 10 pcs squid balls
  • 100 gms Chinese cabbage or pechay sliced
  • 1 pc carrots sliced
  • 4 pcs mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pc chayote
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolve in 1.5 cup water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • fish sauce to adjust taste


  • In a wok,  heat oil and stir pork until brown and saute garlic and onions. add in chicken liver and squid balls then add the rest of the vegetables ingredients.
  • In a bowl, combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch and water. stir well and pour over to chopseuy little by little until you reach your desired sauce thickness.
  • Serve hot.

Stir-fry Beef with Vegetables

This is the dish we always order everytime we go to our favorite cantonese-hongkong restaurant(birkenhead). The beef is so tender and the vegetables are so fresh and crispy. According to my wife, this restaurant have the most dummies chilli sauce in a New Zealand. I replicate well the taste of the dish but I failed copying their chilli sauce(huhuhuhu)….Did you know that vegetables in this dish such as broccoli is named as one of the most nutritious vegetables in the world. . Broccoli is rich in calcium and phosphorous, needed for strong bones and teeth. Broccoli is also rich in vitamin C, which aids the absorption of calcium. Eating calcium rich foods can help prevent bone loss and osteoporosis

Ingredients: good for 3-4 persons

  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onions sliced
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger
  • 100 gms thinly sliced beef(rubbed with 1 tsp of baking soda for at least 30 minutes)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tsp cornstarch dissolve in 3/4 cup water
  • salt & pepper
  • 150 grams of mixed vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, onion leeks, capsicum & celery


  • In a wok, heat oil and add beef stir fry for about 2-3 minutes in high heat settings. add in garlic, onions & ginger.
  • then seasoned with soy & oyster sauce, rice wine & salt & pepper.
  • add in vegetables and cook for about 2-3 minutes until vegetables are half done.
  • pour in cornstarch mixture and let it cook for another minute.
  • serve hot!!! 

Stir-fry fresh vegetables

This dish will not be missed everytime we go for a chinese restaurant…it is a healthy combinations of vegetables combined with shrimps cooked the traditional chinese ingredients..this time I will make my own version but still, I will kept it the chinese way. ..

Did you know that nature’s most powerful medicine are vegetables…these are low in calories, high in complex carbohydrates, contain no cholesterol and almost no fat. They are rich sources of a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, trace minerals, and dietary fibre, and many other classes of antioxidants and phytochemicals. These nutrients may be your best weapon against age-related disease…

Ingredients: (serves 2-3 persons)

  • 2 colve garlic (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger(chopped)
  • 6-8 pcs shrimps
  • 50 gms thinly slice pork livers
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 2 tbsp light chinese soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 100 gms broccoli
  • 2 pcs bok choy
  • 1/2 pc small carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • salt & pepper

*please chopped vegetables evenly


  • in a wok, heat oil and saute garlic, onion & ginger..add in shrimp & pork liver. cooked for about 2 minutes. seasoned with soy sauce, rice wine and oyster sauce. add in the vegetables and stir fry for about 1-2 minutes. dont over cooked the veggies. add salt & pepper to taste…. serve hot.

Enjoy…best paired with steamed fish…

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