Cantonese Crispy Beef Noodles

Quick and easy, whip up this Chinese noodle dish in no time at all! Great for an everyday meal or a special occasion.
Cantonese Crispy Beef Noodles

Serves 1 person
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
  • 200 g dry egg noodles
  • 300 g sirloin steak, sliced thinly
  • 250 g Chinese mustard greens
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 red chilies, chopped
  • 5 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 5 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1½ cube chicken bouillon
  • 500 ml water
  • 8 Tbsp oil + 3 cups oil
  • 2 Tbsp lard (optional)
Chef’s Tips
  • Freeze beef beforehand for easier slicing
  • Alternative cuts of beef can be a minute steak as it is affordable and quick to cook or a fillet as it's leaner
Method

Prepare the noodles

Bring a pot of water to boil with 1 cube chicken bouillon and 2 Tbsp oil.

Prepare the noodles

Place in noodles and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Prepare the noodles

Drain and rinse under cold water for 1 minute. Drain and allow to dry before frying.


Fry the beef

Fry the beef

Place the beef strips in a bowl with 2 Tbsp cornflour, salt and pepper. Toss together.

Heat 4 Tbsp oil in a pan over medium high heat.

Fry the beef

Fry the beef strips till golden brown.

Place in a plate with paper towels and set aside.


Stir fry the vegetables

In a bowl, mix 2 Tbsp oyster sauce, 5 Tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, ½ cube chicken bouillon, 6 Tbsp sugar, and 1 chopped red chili to make the seasoning.

Heat 2 Tbsp oil in another pan with lard, ginger and garlic.

Add red bell pepper, mustard greens, 4 spring onions and seasoning.

Stir fry the vegetables

Stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes and add the beef. Set aside.


Deep fry the noodles

Heat 3 cups of oil in a wok to medium heat. To test, place noodle strips in the oil. It will turn golden brown in 15 seconds.

Deep fry the noodles

Add the noodles and once it turns golden brown, scoop out with a wire ladle onto paper towels.


Plate and serve

Transfer noodles to a plate and top with beef, stir-fried vegetables and its sauce.

Plate and serve

Garnish with sliced red chilies and spring onions.