Step 1: You will need
- 300 g beef fillet steak, cubed
- 4 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp fermented black beans, washed and dried
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 cm ginger, grated
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp corn flour
- 5 tbsp chicken stock or water
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 wok
- 1 wooden spoon
- 2 spoons
Step 2: Mash the beans with garlic and ginger
Using the back of your spoon squash the beans into a paste. Add the ginger and garlic and mix well.
Step 3: Mix the ingredients into sugar
Into the bowl of sugar add the soy sauce, vinegar, corn flour and using your spoon mix together well.
Step 4: Fry the beef
Pour the oil into a heated wok and spoon in the beef little by little. This is to ensure that the wok does not cool down. If you have a very high flame you will not need to cook the beef in batches.
Let the meat cook for a few minutes before adding the next batch. Repeat until all the beef is fried.
Step 5: Add the bean mix
To the beef add the bean mixture and stir, making sure that all the meat is evenly coated. Then add the onions, soy mix, the chicken stock and stir thoroughly.
When it has thickened, remove it from the heat.
Step 6: Present
Serve the meat into two bowls on top of a bed of steamed rice and garnish with a sprig of basil.