Category Archives: Beef

Simple chili beef with peanuts

Here is another simple recipe. Thinly cut beef is quickly stir-fired with aromatics and then given some heat with dried chiles. Peanuts and soy sauce contribute some wonderful depth of flavor. The whole recipe is fast, simple, nourishing, and delicious. You … Continue reading

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Another cumin beef recipe (孜然牛肉)

The first cumin beef recipe I posted called for thin slices of beef to be twice-cooked; first, briefly fried in about an inch of oil then drained and stir-fried with other ingredients. This recipe uses bite-sized chunks rather than slices, and … Continue reading

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Grilled beef tenderloin (烤牛腰部嫩肉)

In modern Beijing, people are more likely to eat at a barbecue shop than to grill meat at home. This is mostly because Chinese kitchens aren’t set up for grilling: many people live in tall new apartment towers that don’t … Continue reading

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Cumin beef (孜然牛肉)

This is twice-cooked cumin beef (孜然牛肉, zīrán níuròu), another very comforting and simple recipe. And here at TastyAsia, of course, “simple” always means that it’s done in the time it takes to cook rice. The taste of beef goes very well with … Continue reading

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Sichuan beef

This is another comforting recipe, with the ma la (麻辣) or “numbing and spicy” Sichuan flavors. It’s also simple, by which I mean it can be cooked in the time it takes to prepare your rice. In another post I mentioned that … Continue reading

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Sichuan pepper steak

Well, this recipe isn’t very different from some of the others I’ve posted. This is basically just a quick-and-easy pepper steak dish with that excellent ma la (麻辣), or “numbing and spicy,” Sichuan flavor. The husks of the Sichuan peppers create … Continue reading

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Noodles with beef and Sichuan peppers

This dish is simple yet excellent, and gives me an opportunity to sing the praises of Sichuan peppercorns. Sichuan peppers (花椒) impart a really unique taste; they’re like a cross between cayenne and Novocain. Seriously. They have a real spiciness, … Continue reading

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