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Stir Fried Beef with Thai Chive Flower and Bean Curd

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • 280 g lean beef julienne
  • 140 g flowering chive slice into 3cm lengthways
  • 180 g bean curd
  • 1 chili
  • 1 clove garlic

Marinade for beef

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp demerara sugar or caster sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp potato starch or corn flour
  • 1 tbsp rice wine or Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 tbsp water


  • 1 tbsp chili bean sauce also called Doubanjiang
  • salt to taste


  1. Marinade the beef for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Heat up 1-2 tablespoons oil in a wok and stir-fry garlic and chili first until the aroma comes out.
  3. Add chili bean sauce into the wok and stir-fry for 20 seconds.
  4. Add beef into step 3 and stir-fry for another 30 seconds.
  5. Add Thai Chive Flower and stir-fry for 10 seconds then add bean curd.
  6. If it’s too dry then you can add a little bit of water, check the seasonings and ready to serve.