Although I am a huge fan of Asian food & I cook Chinese (specifically) not less than twice a week, I just realized that I have only one Asian recipe on my blog. How come, I don’t know! I am sorry guys, more Chinese food I promise!

If you love Beef Teriyaki, go check the recipe I posted a year ago & you will love me forever. As for now, let me tell you about this oyster sauce! It is SPOT ON; sweet & tangy yet not one of them is over powering! It sounds like a complicated sauce yet it is way too easy that you won’t believe you prepared the dish in no time.

Stir frying is a very easy yet tricky cooking technique so you have to be aware of 3 very important things:

  • You need a hot pan … a really hot pan!
  • The beef cut you are using makes a huge difference in the outcome; I am using beef tenderloin & not those store-bought strips.
  • You have to prepare all the ingredients next to you before cooking because if the beef is overcooked you will end up with rubbery slices.


  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 750 gm lean tenderloin beef, thinly sliced
  • salt & pepper

For the sauce:

  • 5 tbsp oyster sauce*
  • 3 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

For the stir fry:

  • olive oil
  • 1/2 red pepper sliced into 1.5 cm strips
  • 1/2 yellow pepper sliced into 1.5 cm strips
  • 1/2 onion sliced into 1.5 cm strips
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated*
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Season the beef with salt & pepper.
  2. Whisk the sauce ingredients in a separate bowl & set aside.
  3. Cook the beef: Heat a large pan over high heat until hot. Add 1 tbsp oil then add the beef slices. Cook for 30 seconds on each side until the edges start to caramelize. DON’T OVERCROWD the pan; you can do this over 2-3 batches because you want the beef to get a nice color & not steam. Remove the beef onto a plate & set aside.
  4. Cook the Veggies: With your heat still on high, add another tbsp oil to the pan then add all the veggies. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes until slightly softened.
  5. Add the sauce to the pan, toss with the veggies. Return the beef slices to the pan & toss everything together.
  6. Turn off the heat, sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  7. Serve with white or fried rice.


  • Oyster sauce is available in the Asian Aisle of Seoudi, Alfa, Sunny Supermarkets & Hypermarkets. Use any brand.
  • If you don’t have fresh ginger, season the meat with 1/2 tsp ginger powder along with the salt & pepper.
  • Remember! This dish cooks over high heat & takes literally minutes to come together so have all the veggies sliced beforehand. Don’t worry your beef will not be undercooked!

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