So it was pacham Monday in our home the other day because we only have are the beef strips and potato. You see, one of the many challenges of being the CEO of the household is to decide what to cook and serve each and every single day. I have this cook book from Mama Sita’s for reference as well as some Yummy magazines, however, with limitations such as missing ingredients and fear of buying it from the market when it is scorching hot outside, I had to improvise. Presenting, pacham ulam: beef in hoisin sauce!
- 1/2 kl beef strips
- 3 small potatoes (cut in strips)
- 1 small bell pepper (cut in strips)
- ginger (cut in strips but could be minced if you don’t want to mistake it for potatoes), onion and garlic
- 1 1/2 tsp. hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- A few sprinkle of worcestershire sauce
- Mix the beef, cornstarch, and salt on a bowl until blended well.
- Heat pan with oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger until the onion is light in color.
- Add the beef mixture and mix. Add soy sauce and put the cover on for 10 minutes.
- Once the beef is half cooked, add the bell pepper and hoisin sauce and cover again for 5 minutes.
- Add potatoes and add water if you find the dish too thick (because of the cornstarch) and season with salt and pepper.
- Cook for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes have cooked.
- Serve with a smile 🙂