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Beef Chow Fun

March/April 2011

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (55 votes)

Brown sugar added to black bean-garlic sauce is what gives this stir-fry its unmistakable Chinese takeout flavor. The recipe for beef chow fun works equally well with tofu for a vegetarian meal or boneless, skinless chicken breast. Serve with sliced cucumbers tossed with rice vinegar, sesame seeds and a pinch of salt.


Beef Chow Fun  Recipe

4 Reviews for Beef Chow Fun

12/16/2012
Anonymous
Needs a Kick

As the other reviewers have stated the sauce was a little bland. I feel it needs some sort of pepper to spice it up and add the heat element. Also I had to use the dry sherry since my grocery stores did not the recommended sauce. Overall, the dish was good. The sauce does have a nice mellow flavor that compliments the steak in the dish. Good dish, needs spice.

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09/26/2012
Easy, one pan dinner for weeknights

This is a really nice meal for weeknights when I'm tired and the kids are hungry. It's relatively easy to make and you only use one pan (less dishes to clean is a major bonus in my house). The noodles made it filling (I used lo main noodles) and the sauce was decent, a bit bland, but flavorful enough to go back for seconds. Will make again, but didn't knock my socks off.

quick, simple, kids liked it
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03/13/2011
not so fun

In this recipe's defense, my rating may have more to do with cook failure. First of all, I used the box directions on rice noodles, because last time I boiled them they became gummy. However the box directions has them soak for 30-45 minutes and they were still way too firm. So I brought the water to a boil and they overshot AGAIN. So my noodles were gummy. Also I substituted sherry for the Shao Hsing and the sauce wasn't very tasty-and it WASN'T cooking sherry. Anyway I would love any advice on rice noodles. I don't get them.

colorful
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Anonymous wrote 28 weeks 1 day ago

Rate the dish not your

Rate the dish not your ability as a cook...

Anonymous wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

Rice noodles are almost

Rice noodles are almost always soaked and not cooked. Perhaps the soaking water wasn't warm enough. I also try to stick with known brands. Good luck!

03/10/2011
Delicious, but gluten-free? Careful...

Be careful when making Asian dishes that call themselves "gluten-free." Almost all soy sauce, teriyaki, etc., contains wheat. "San J" makes a gluten-free Organic Tamari (soy sauce) that is delicious, though. Happy cooking!

Rice noodles make for tasty gluten-free noodle dishes
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