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[Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes| Serve: 4 | Calories: 320 per serving ]
.: 材料 Ingredients :.
1- Beef Tenderloin, cut into cubes, 400g
2- 2 bitter melon, core removed, diced, about 100g
3- 1/2 medium onion, peeled, cut into pieces
4- Preserved radish, diced 50g
5- 1 bell pepper (any color), core removed, diced
6- Minced garlic, 1 tbsp
7- hot water, 1/2 cup
.: 汁料 Sauce Mixture :.
1- Oyster sauce, 1 tbsp
2- Sweet bean sauce, 1 tbsp, optional
3- hot water, 1 tbsp
.: 做法 Directions :.
Marinade the beef with "Tony's Marinade Method" (do not add salt). Heat the non-sticky pan with 1 tbsp of oil over high heat. Stir-fry the beef until it is 70% cooked. Put it in sieve over a bowl. Put it aside.
Clean the pan and dry it well. Heat it again with 1/2 tbsp of oil over medium-high heat. Add in the garlic and onion with 1/3 tsp of salt. Stir-fry the ingredients until the onion is soft (about 2 minutes)
Add in the bitter melon, preserved radish and bell pepper. Stir-fry the ingredients for 2 minutes. Add in the hot water. Turn the heat to medium. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the bitter melon is soft.
Add in the beef and the sauce mixture. Mix it well and dish it up. Serve it in hot.
1- It is better to use tenderloin beef or even rib eyes as their texture is more soft and tender. It is also not recommended to marinade it with salt.
2- It is important to cut across the grain of the beef (click here to see the detail.)
3- You can replace the sweet bean paste with hoisin sauce.
4- Taste the preserved radish before dicing it. Blanch it for 5-10 minutes if it is too salty.
5- Soak the diced bitter melon in salty water can reduce its bitter flavor.
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