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Stir-Fried Cantonese Beef Chow Fun Recipe

Updated on February 24, 2012
Beef Chow Fun
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This is one of the most beloved Cantonese dish in Hong Kong or Guang Dong are and often found in dim sum restaurants. This dish is a noodle dish made of broad rice noodle or known as ho fun, hor fun, sar hor fun, or shahe fen (he fen) in Mandarin. Ho fun has very unique characteristics: little bit slippery, chewy, elastic and white in color.

This is a kind of dry-stir-fried noodle dish with very little and light sauce. Bean sprouts and spring onions are added to get nice crunchy texture and sweet flavor. Beef slices are added to give beefy and meaty texture to this dish also savory flavor. This noodle dish is delicate, savory, and fragrant with toasty char flavor.

Beef chow fun is a popular street food. It is served during breakfast , lunch, dinner or even as snack. It can be part of multi course meal or a meal itself.

Here is simple and easy to fix beef chow fun recipe. If you are not able to get fresh broad rice noodle, you can replace it with dried broad rice noodle. You have no need go to Hong Kong to taste this delicious and rich in flavor noodle stir-fried. You can make it at home !.

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How to Fix

Serves 2 - 4


1 lbs fresh rice noodles (broad)

10 oz flank steak, thinly sliced

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp minced ginger

3 spring onions, thinly sliced

3 cups bean sprouts

3/4 tbsp fermented black beans, rinsed


1 tbsp soy sauce

1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

1 tsp cooking oil


2 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp Chinese rice wine

1/4 tsp ground white pepper

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How to Fix

  • Put the bean sprouts in a colander. Wash and rinse under cold running water. Then pat fry with paper towels. Set aside .
  • In a mixing bowl, put beef slices and marinade ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Prepare the sauce. Put oyster sauce, Chinese rice wine and ground white pepper in a small bowl.
  • Preheat a wok over high heat. When hot, add 1 tablespoon of oil, ginger and garlic. Stir-fry for 15 seconds or until they are fragrant. Then thrown the beef in. Spread them evenly in the wok. Cook for about 1 minute then add fermented beans. Continue to stir-fry until the beef is lightly browned and fragrant but not cooked through. Transfer the beef to a plate. Set aside.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of oil. Throw the noodle in and cook for 1 minute or until the noodles are little bit dry. Add in bean sprouts. Continue to cook until the sprouts are just limp.
  • Thrown in the beef with any juice on it. Add the spring onions and sauce ingredients. Stir-fried for 1 minute or until the beef is done. Transfer to serving plate.Enjoy it warm.

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    • jojokaya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      You are welcome

    • mljdgulley354 profile image


      7 years ago

      Have to bookmark this one in my recipes to try out. Thank you for sharing it.


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