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Stir Fried Beef with Mung Bean Sprouts

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 people



  • 450 g lean beef julienne
  • 280 g mung bean sprouts rinse under water and remove the roots
  • 30 g mange tout wash with running water, drain and leave aside
  • 1 spring onion slice 3cm lengthways
  • 1 chili remove seeds and julienne

Marinade for beef

  • 1 tsp ginger finely chop
  • 1 clove garlic mince it
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp potato starch or corn flour
  • 1 tbsp rice wine or Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1/2 tbsp demerara sugar or caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda


  1. Marinade beef for at least 30 minutes
  2. Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok and stir-fry beef for 20 seconds. Turn off fire and place beef on a plate. Leave it aside.
  3. Clean the wok and dry it. Heat up ½ tablespoon oil and stir-fry spring onion and chilli first until the fragrant comes up. This will take about 10 seconds.
  4. Add mange tout and mung bean sprouts into wok and stir-fry for 20 seconds.
  5. Add beef back in the wok and stir-fry for another 20 seconds. Season with salt (or not) then it’s ready to serve. You can serve this dish with cooked warm rice.