This is Neil Perry's recipe for the classic Chinese dish of beef and black bean sauce, served with ribbons of fresh rice noodles.


  • 0.25 cup Peanut Oil

  • 1 teaspoon Ginger finely chopped

  • 0.5 teaspoon Garlic finely chopped

  • 200 g Beef Fillet sliced

  • 1 tablespoon Fermented black bean

  • 6 Oyster Mushrooms

  • 4 shiitake mushrooms stalks removed

  • 2 tablespoons Palm Sugar

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • 4 tablespoons Oyster sauce

  • 0.25 Fresh chicken stock

  • 300 g rice noodle sheets cut into 2cm strips

  • 0.5 Cube Chinese broccoli leaves only

  • 2 shallots cut into 3cm lengths

  • 0.25 teaspoon Sesame Oil

  • 0.25 cup Sweet Thai basil leaf

  • Ground White pepper


  • 1.

    Heat the oil in a wok until just smoking.

  • 2.

    Add the ginger and garlic and fry until fragrant.

  • 3.

    Add the beef slices and stir-fry for 1 minute.

  • 4.

    Add the black beans, oyster and shiitake mushrooms, shao xing, palm sugar, soy and oyster sauces and the chicken stock. Stir-fry for 1 minute.

  • 5.

    Add the rice noodles, broccoli leaves and shallots and cook for a further minute.

  • 6.

    Finally, add the sesame oil and remove from the heat

  • 7.

    Spoon into the centre of a large bowl or platter, then sprinkle over the basil leaves and pepper.

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Posted by Kerry385Report
this recipe looks very nice cant wait to try it.
Posted by Kerry385Report
cant wait to try this one.
Posted by Kerry385Report
cant wait to try this one.