A bit of Japanese..

Well not really..

More japanese inspired..

The closest I get to authentic japanese food is eel sushi from china town.. but purists would disagree with it being authentic japanese.. avocados and all. I say what really matters is the taste..

Ok back to recipes.

This is a teriyaki inspired beef stirfry. Teriyaki sauce is typically made of soy sauce, sugar and mirin (rice wine). As a muslim I dont consume alcohol, so i substitute that for some rice vinegar. I like to add a bit of garlic, ginger and spring onions for more flavour.

Here is what you will need:

1/2 kg beef (beef stir fry strips are ideal.. but last night I only had cubes)

4 Tablespoons of Kikoman soy sauce

3 Tablespoons of Brown sugar (level)

1 Tablespoon of Rice Vinegar (also known as rice wine vinegar)

1 clove of garlic -minced (more to taste)

1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger (more or less to taste)

Oil for stir frying (couple of table spoons)

One spring onion finely sliced (optional)


Marinate all ingredients (except for the oil) for a few hours.. stirring every hour or so to obtain an even marination.

Heat oil in a pan or wok.. stir fry meat until glossy and a bit crisp. Make sure you drain the sauce out before frying and dont add the spring oninions as they may burn.

Add your choice of chopped vegetables and stir in for a few minutes.

Before finishing off, add remaining marinade sauce and stir in for a minute to ensure it is thorougly cooked (remember it had raw meat in it)

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with noodles or rice.



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