Beef and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

A lot of people mistaken this for a Chinese food, even I have been fooled.  Its only partly true as the original Chinese beef which is called “Beijing Beef” and it uses the Chinese broccoli (gai-lan) rather than the broccoli we know of.  This dish is a revision so that it would suit the Western palate and more specifically the American taste, thus making the dish American Chinese dish.

A vary easy to cook meal which would not take more than 15 minutes of cooking time.

Beef and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce 2

Beef and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Beef and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce is a Chinese inspired dish prepared with tender beef stir fry with broccoli in a sweet savoury oyster sauce.



  • 500 g beef tenderloin, cut in thin strips
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 pcs shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • peanut oil
  • water
  • salt


  1. In a pot boil enough water to cook broccoli, add oil and pinch of salt.
  2. Once boiling add broccoli and quickly cook for 2 minutes. Drain, rinse with running cold water to stop the cooking process, then set aside
  3. Mix beef with cornstarch, baking soda, 2 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine and salt mixture. Set aside.
  4. Heat up the wok in the highest heat possible, add oil then once smoking add beef and quickly stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove the beef from the wok then set it aside.
  6. Using the same wok, add oil then saute garlic and shallots.
  7. Add mushrooms and cook for a minute.
  8. Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, remaining Chinese cooking wine and 3 tbsp water, bring to a boil
  9. Add the broccoli and beef, stir fry for 30 seconds then serve.

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5 Responses

  1. Delicious! I always order this when we’re at Chinese restaurants. 🙂

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