Chive buds is a lot better than the regular chive. It is crisp and sweet. Stir-fry with beef is perfect for rice.
500 grm chive buds (1 big bundle)
1/2 lb beef sliced
2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tbsp cornstarch with 1/4 cup water
1. Marinate beef with some chopped garlic, 1 tsp oyster sauce, dash salt, 1 tsp fish sauce, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp oil, 2 tbsp water. Marinate for a least 10 minutes.
2. Cut the chive buds about 2 inches long and then rinse over water.
3. Heat the wok and add in 2 tbsp oil and garlic. Stir-fry garlic until golden brown. Now add in the beef and stir fry until almost done. Add in the chive buds and give it a couple stir.
4. Add in 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp fish sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1/4 cup water. Stir well and taste. Now add in some cornstarch mixture to give it a glaze.
5. Serve with white rice.
(Note: Don't stir too long or the chive buds will be too soft.)