Category Archives: Chinese

Asian Dinner – Chinese Beef stir fry and Omelet

The best thing about living in London or any big city is definitely having friends from different nationalities and backgrounds. My Swiss- Chinese friend Julian (btw he is very British as he grew up in Cambridge) invited me over to his place for dinner for some authentic chinese food, but the best part was he actually did all the cooking in front of me – yay! The minute I entered his flat I got the smell you get in a really good chinese restaurant and thats when I knew the food is going to be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Here’s the menu, which was so simple to make but equally delicious. He made all three of them in less than 20 minutes and I am not even joking, never knew cooking such delicious chinese food would be so simple.

Beef, beans, omelete
Chinese Meal

1. Beef Stir Fry – 7 minutes 

Ingredients:

Shredded Beef – 300 grams

Light Soya Sauce – 3 table spoons

Sesame Oil – 2 Table spoons

1 red Onion (Big one)

1 tea spoon cornflower

1 table spoon oyster sauce

2 table spoon rice wine

Get cooking 

Shred the beef into really small pieces so that it gets cooked easily and marinade them with soya sauce, rice wine, oyster sauce, cornflower and sesame oil. Ideally leave them over night but its not essential.

Then fry some red onions in sesame oil, but not much because you want them to be crunchy.

Add the beef and cook them for about 5 minutes – Ta -da your beef stir fry is ready! As simple as it gets.

Beef Stir fry
Beef Stir fry

2. Spanish Omelet with a Chinese twist – 5 minutes 

Chinese- Spanish Omelet
Chinese- Spanish Omelet

Ingredients

3 Eggs

1 tablespoon Winter Cabbage (Magic Ingredient)

Chilly Oil (My addition, because I feel it will enhance the taste)

Salt and Pepper

Spring Onions (Chopped)

Get Cooking

Heat the oil and add all the ingredients like you would for a regular Omelet and you have an exotic omelet ready – trust me it tastes absolutely delicious!

Serve it with some chilly sauce or sweet chilly sauce (whichever you prefer)

3. Stir fried beans (3-4 minutes) 

Ingredients

Sesame Oil – half table spoon

Fresh Green Beans

Salt and Pepper

Soya Sauce

Get Cooking

Heat the oil and add the beans to it, let it cook for about a 30 seconds.

Then sprinkle water and put a lid on top of it (I have been told, this is the trick to make the best beans), let it cook for about 2 minutes

Add soya sauce, salt and pepper and serve them HOT!

Stir fried Beans
Stir fried Beans

 

There you have 3 simple but authentic chinese recipes, so go get the magic ingredients from your local oriental supermarket and get cooking! 🙂

Cheers,

xoxoxo

 

 

 

Chicken and Mushroom Noodle Soup

After a weekend of heavy drinking and loads of food I decided to make something simple and light for dinner last night. I wanted something light yet spicy ( yes I do love my spices). This is the simplest yet the tastiest random dish I have ever made!

Ingredients:

A pack of rice noodles/ regular noodles

300 gms of chicken breast thinly sliced

3 Green chillies

1/2 Lemon juice

6 strands of spring onions

7-8 mushrooms

Lettuce ( 3- 4 leaves)

Fresh ginger and garlic finely chopped or pasted

Handful of Coriander leaves ( chopped)

3 Tbs light soya sauce

1 Tsp black pepper grounded

1 Tsp sesame seed oil/ sunflower oil/ olive oil

2 cubes of chicken stock

Method:

  • Stir fry the chicken in the oil for about 5-6 mins and then add the mushrooms, spring onions, green chillies and ginger garlic paste
  • Add 3 cups of water in the whole mix
  • Add the chicken stalk, lettuce, soya sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper and bring it to boil
  • Finally add the pre-boiled noodles into the soup and then add the chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Isnt this the simplest recipe ever, but trust me it is extremely tasty and healthy at the same time. Hope you enjoy making this one lazy evening.

P.S  For all the men who think, you cant cook, try this and your girl friend/ potential girl friend is surely going to get impressed! 🙂

Cheers