Beef stir fry in oyster sauce

I love stir fry, but I never seem to get it right.

The sauce never tastes right or the noodles land up swimming in the sauce.

My dad is not a huge fan of stir fry either.

When I came across this recipe in Cariema Isaacs cookbook, I really wanted to try it out because it took me forever to get my hands on a bottle of oyster sauce and now that I finally have the sauce, I love to make recipes that use it.

I was really eager to taste this dish, because one of the ingredients was bean sprouts, which I always see in the super market, and just by pass it, thinking who in their right mind would eat this… so much for my assumption, because this week I landed up buying and trying it out and it was soo delicious.

My father’s verdict well he opted to eat it with bread, rather than the egg noodles, I had made it with… apparently he did not see the huge bowl of noodles just sitting there on the counter next to the stir fry pan.


  • 1 x tbsp. wok oil.
  • 500g x beef tenderised steak, thinly sliced.
  • 1 x tsp garlic, chopped.
  • 1 x thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced.
  • 1 x red chilli, thinly sliced.
  • 1 x bunch bok choy
  • 100g x mushrooms, quartered.
  • 1 x cup broccoli florets.
  • 1 x red onion, sliced.
  • ½ x cup oyster sauce.
  • Bean sprouts to garnish.


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the beef, garlic, ginger and chilli.
  • Cook for 5 – 10 minutes, till meat had browned nicely.
  • Add the mushrooms, bok choy, broccoli and onion.
  • Stir fry for 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Add the oyster sauce and mix.
  • Remove from the stove and garnish with bean sprouts.

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