“For me, this dish encapsulates all the classic flavors of Chinese home cooking,” says Brendan Pang, who shares this recipe from his new cookbook. This is a book about noodles“It’s simple, but it’s full-bodied, and the sauce is entwined with the beef, and it’s a perfect match with the chewy noodles.”
“Not only is it flavorful, but you can also get creative by adding other veggies in your fridge or protein on hand,” says the chef-owner of Bumplings Restaurant in Perth, Australia.
Pan likes that this recipe is made primarily of pantry staples, and home cooks suggest varying ingredients depending on what’s on hand.
Brendan Pan’s Flank Steak Stir Fried Noodles
17 oz.lo-men noodles
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (from 1 clove)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ tsp.ground white pepper
8 oz.Flank steak thinly sliced against the grain
2 tbsp.Vegetable oil
1 medium (8 ounce) yellow onion, sliced
3 spring onions, cut into 2-inch pieces;Separated parts, white and green parts
1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add noodles. Cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, water, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper to a small bowl and mix well until smooth.
3. In another bowl, toss beef with 2 tablespoons sauce mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Four. Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan or large skillet over high heat. When hot, add the onion and the white part of the green onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add marinated beef. Cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add noodles and remaining sauce. Toss well and cook until noodles are well coated with sauce, about 2 minutes. Add the green part of the spring onion and mix well. Serve immediately.
Activity time: 25 minutes
total time: 55 minutes
Quick tip! After the noodles are boiled and drained (step 1), rinse them in cold water to stop the cooking process, Pan says.