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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
… 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.
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.
Then toss with the noodles until everything is coated with the sauce and the meat is a little more cooked.
Serve, and enjoy with chopsticks!