Thursday, July 2, 2009

Beef Stir-Fry Chive Buds

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.)


PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Just discovered your blog today and am enjoying looking through it :0)
You are clever to grow so many tropical fruits! Too cold in UK for that! I just grow veggies in summer when its warm enough to venture outside! HeeHee!
My Mum has a chive bed in her garden and she harvest chives for stir-fries, omlettes and dumplings. I don't like chinese garlic chives so I always refuse the offer of taking a clump home to grow!
I think they are easy to grow as they come back every year. Much cheaper than the oriental supermarkets!

ch3rri said...

You're missing out! The chive is very good to eat when you cook it I'm not sure about cooking with egg It have a stronger smell to it when cook with eggs.