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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

 

 

 

Ginger Prawn and Lemon Noodles (The lazy meal)

Week nights for me are lazy stay at home and watch Telly and eat good food nights but no matter how lazy I am a sandwich is never going to fill me up for dinner. So I just randomly make up recipies depending on what I have in the kitchen! This is one such meal which is easy to make but will make your taste bud and tummy very happy!

Ingredients:

Prawns (500 grams)

Noodles (One pack)

Ginger ( 2 table spoon crushed )

2 Red Chilly

Handful of Corriander leaves

Lemon (2)

Chicken stock cubes (2)

Soya Sauce (4 table spoon)

Cabbage (1/2)

Pok Choi (2 stems)

2 table spoon Sesame Oil

Sesame seeds (1 tea spoon)

Sweet Chilly Sauce (1 tea spoon)

1 Table Spoon Oyster Sauce

Method:

Boil a big pan of water and add one tea spoon of ginger paste or grated ginger, chicken stock cubes, soya sauce, 1 tea spoon lemon juice, one lemon wedge, oyster sauce, one red chilly, noodles, cabbage and pok choi and boil them together for 10 minutes!

Blend half (250 gms) of the prawns with one chilly, corriander leaves, ginger and  1 table spoon lemon juice together. Bring it to a grainy paste.

 

Heat up sesame oil in a pan add the prawn paste, the raw prawns and fry them for about 5 minutes till the prawns turn pink. Then add sesame seeds and sweet chilly sauce just at the end. Add some corriander to garnish before serving.

 

Serve the noodles and the prawns together. It is one of the tastiest and easiest meals to make and I must say it is quite healthy too!

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I hope you will try this out and let me know your feedback! Dont forget to share it with your friends on FB, Twitter and everything else you use! 😀