Stir Fry Beef with Ginger and Scallions

Tender strips of beef stir fried with ginger and scallions, wrapped in thick, sweet and savory soy-based sauce

Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Joyous Apron @


  • 1 lbs sirloin beef sliced cross grain
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 stalks scallions
  • ginger root 1-2 inches


  1. Cut sirloin beef cross grain into thin slices. Transfer beef into a zip lock bag

  2. Mix water and baking soda together in a small bowl, then pour into zip lock bag. Let beef sit in the mixture for 30 minutes.

  3. Mix oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, sugar, salt, white pepper, corn starch into a bowl. Pour into zip lock bag with beef. Marinate for 1 hour.

  4. Cut scallions into 2-inch sections. Remove skin from 2-inch ginger root, and thinly slice ginger root.

  5. Add vegetable oil to wok. Heat wok on high heat.

  6. When wok heats up (1-2 minutes), add ginger into wok and stir for 1 minute until fragrant

  7. Add beef to wok, cook for 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring well to ensure beef is evenly cook.

  8. Add scallions into wok just before beef is completely cook - beef should still be slightly pink-ish or red-ish. Keep stirring and cook for another 1 minute, or until beef is cooked.

  9. Dish onto plate. Serve and enjoy!

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