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Chinese Daikon, Carrot, and Tomato Beef Stew

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Chinese Daikon, Carrot, and Tomato Beef Stew is a type of beef stew cooked with tomatoes, daikon radish and carrots seasoned with Asian aromatics and spices such as ginger, orange peel and star anise giving it a unique taste.


Units Scale
  • 1 kg beef brisket, cubed
  • 400 g can chopped tomato
  • 2 pcs carrots, sliced
  • 1 small daikon radish, approx. 400g chopped
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Chinese rice wine
  • 2 pcs star anise
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp dried orange peel
  • 1/2 thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • fish sauce, to season
  • white pepper, to season
  • chopped spring onions, to garnish
  • salt
  • oil


  1. Season beef with salt then set it aside
  2. In a large pot, heat oil using high heat then add the beef pieces in batches then brown it on all sides.
  3. Remove the beef from the pot then set it aside.
  4. Using the same pot, add oil, if necessary, then sauté ginger and onions.
  5. Pour the Chinese rice wine to deglaze the pot then add the beef back.
  6. Pour the chopped tomato, beef stock, water and soy sauce. Add the star anise, cinnamon stick and dried orange peel then bring to a boil, cover the pot. Simmer for 1 hour in low heat, check for liquid levels once in a while and add water if necessary.
  7. Add the carrots and daikon, continue to simmer in low heat for 30 to 45 minutes or until beef is really tender.
  8. Season with fish sauce and white pepper.
  9. Turn heat off then serve topped with chopped spring onions.