Beef with Broccolini Chinese Style

Recipe of Beef with Broccolini Chinese Style by Gosto Lagos


For the beef

  • 500g Bife da Vazia (sirloin) for 3-4 persons
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine (you can substitute it by rice wine or dry sherry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch

For the sauce

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Shaoxing wine (or rice wine/dry sherry)
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For stir-frying

  • 500g broccolini or regular broccoli
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 very thin slices of ginger
  • 4-5 tablespoons high smoke point cooking oil (e.g. rice, light olive or sunflower oil)
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  • Cut beef into thin slices, put in a large bowl and add soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, corn starch, baking soda and black pepper. Marinate the beef for at least 15 minutes in the bowl.
  • Now we will make a sauce and prepare vegetables. Put 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 4 tablespoons oyster sauce, 3 teaspoons sugar, 4 tablespoons Shaoxing wine, 2 teaspoons corn starch and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper into a small bowl, whisk well and set the sauce aside.
  • Remove the bottom third of each stalk of broccolini and cut the broccolini into bite sizes. Chop garlic and ginger in small cubes, cut green onion in pieces. Set aside.
  • Blanch broccolini for about 2 minutes, drain well and set aside.
  • Heat the wok well, add oil, garlic and ginger and stir-fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the marinated beef into the wok, mix it with the garlic and ginger. Then, spread the beef slices evenly over the bottom and fry without stirring until dark and crispy for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn the beef over, press together and fry the other side for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the sauce we made earlier to the wok, stir-fry for about 1 minute until the sauce gets thicker and coats the beef evenly. Stir frequently so that the sauce doesn’t burn.
  • Add blanched broccolini to the beef, mix well and stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Remove the wok from the heat, and add green onion and sesame oil.

Serve with basmati or jasmine rice and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

Beef with Broccolini Chinese Style