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January 11th 2009
archived under: Beef, Pasta and Rice, Recipes, Step by Step Recipes

Preface: I don’t know anything about Asian cooking. But I love Asian food. I didn’t use a recipe for this, or even read recipes in preparation… and let me tell you. This trial was not an error. It was a success. Delicious. But probably not “authentic.”

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

First, I started marinating some beef in the fridge (I forget what cut this was, but it looked good to me). It probably doesn’t need to be marinated, but I had a bit of teriyaki sauce I wanted to get rid of… It sat in the fridge for a couple hours like this.

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

When I was ready to make dinner, I pulled a bag of frozen veggies out of the freezer. Red, Green, and Yellow bell peppers and onions. Any veggies you like stir-fried would work though. Baby corn, bamboo, and snow peas would be awesome though. Dumped the whole bag in the saucepan with 2 Tablespoons of oil and started thawing/cooking them.

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

Aaand… I started boiling a pot of water for these suckers. I found them in the store and thought “oh YUM” though I’ve never cooked with them before. They only take about 3 minutes to cook, so don’t put them in the water yet.

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

I froze one of the steaks to use in another meal (probably should’ve frozen 2 though… 1 was fine for both of us) and plopped the other two in the pan to brown a little. Cook about a minute on one side, then flip and cook about a minute on the other side.

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

When you flip the steaks over, you can dump the noodles in. It’s divided into servings in little bundles! I used 2 bundles, but probably should’ve used 3 becuase of the quantity of veggies and meat I made. (Take the steaks out of the pan and put them on your cutting board. You can start cutting up the meat now while the noodles finish cooking.) After 3-4 minutes, drain the noodles and rinse them with cold water.

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

Then go finish cutting up your meat. It’s fine that it’s this red, even if you don’t like rare meat… it’s going to get cooked more.

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

Start making your sauce. It’ll be some corn starch… (this is a ramekin, not a big bowl, so this is maybe 2 heaping Tablespoons)

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

… equalish parts soy sauce and water, and about 2 Tablespoons of sugar. Looks sort of like chocolate milk, but it’s not. So don’t drink it. Just stir it up.

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

Now dump your meat in with the veggies and pour your sauce on. I also drizzled some oyster sauce over everything…just a bit. You probably don’t have to if you don’t want to, but to me it makes it a tad more authentic.

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

Then toss with the noodles until everything is coated with the sauce and the meat is a little more cooked.

Asian noodles with beef and peppers

Serve, and enjoy with chopsticks!

Asian noodles with beef and peppers





Thailand Breeze (2 comments)

Your Asian Noodle creation looks very good indeed! I can sense that it also taste really nice too. :) Thanks for sharing.




Thailand Breeze (2 comments)

Your Asian Noodle creation looks very good indeed! I can sense that it also taste really nice too. :) Thanks for sharing.




Rin (1 comments)

Love love love your recipes!

Just a note.
Those noodles are called ‘somen’.
Kind of like ramen but made with starch instead of eggs!




Brenda (1 comments)

Great recipe!! I was trying to figure out what to fix for tonite. Now if Have it. Thanks




The Stiletto Brigade (1 comments)

This looks SO good! Plus I’m at work and starving, so this doesn’t help:)




Victoria (10 comments)

Yummy!!! Looks sooo good!!!




Joyful Abode (953 comments)

The meat was about 8 dollars for the 3 pieces (and remember I froze one AND we had leftover steak/veggies which my husband ate for lunch today), but you can easily buy a cheaper cut or steak tips or something. You could probably do it with 2-3 dollars of meat.
The noodles were only a couple dollars, and 3 bundles is about half a package (so 1 dollar)
And the veggies were … I’ll estimate 2 dollars for the bag.

So 5ish dollars for 3 meals (both of us last night, him today for lunch) … not bad!

Of course, I didn’t count things like soy sauce and corn starch… you can probably do it without the Oyster sauce, but that makes it a little more authentic.

If you like spicy stuff it would be really good with some red pepper flakes tossed in too.




The Debt Guy (2 comments)

Looks great! I’ll have to have my girlfriend make me some of this. If you had to guess, how much do you think a meal like this costs and about how many did it feed?






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