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Cantonese Beef ‘Chow Fun’ Noodles

Don’t be deceived – what might look like a humble beef noodle dish is actually so full of flavour. And you can say goodbye to tough beef – this one just melts in your mouth. The trick is to start with a tender cut of beef and slice it on the diagonal so that the beef sears and cooks quickly in the pan. Ready in under 30 minutes, this one is a true weeknight hero!


Cantonese Beef ‘Chow Fun’ Noodles

15 minutes
10 minutes

300g (10.5 oz) thinly sliced steak (try to use a tender cut e.g. sirloin, striploin, ribeye, scotch fillet or rump)

500g (1 lb) fresh rice noodles (try my homemade version here)

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion, sliced

100g (3.5 oz) bean shoots

6 spring onions (scallions), cut into batons



1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp Chinese Shaoxing cooking wine

½ tsp baking soda

2 tsp corn flour (cornstarch)


Stir-fry sauce:

½ cup beef stock

2 tbsp oyster sauce

2 tbsp Chinese Shaoxing cooking wine

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp white vinegar

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp corn flour (cornstarch) mixed with 2 tsp water

  • Step 1

    Combine the beef and the marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside while you prepare the other ingredients (the marinade only needs about 10-15 minutes to work its magic).

  • Step 2

    Combine the ingredients for the stir-fry sauce in a bowl. Set aside for later.

  • Step 3

    If using store-bought rice noodles, prepare them by removing them from the wrapper and microwaving for about 30 seconds to soften. Then use your hands to gently separate the noodles so they don’t clump together.

  • Step 4

    Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the onion and stir-fry for a couple of seconds. Then add the beef and spread the pieces out in the pan. Leave them to brown on the first side for half a minute or so. Then toss and stir-fry and repeat until the beef is starting to char and is almost cooked. Then toss through the bean shoots. Then add the noodles and the stir-fry sauce. Stir-fry for about a minute or until the sauce has thickened and the noodles are glossy. Toss through the spring onion and serve.

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What our customers say

4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 7 reviews)
Very good14%

So good!

December 15, 2023

I made this for dinner tonight and my family loved it! I didn’t have bean sprouts so I added broccoli that I had. My noodle fell apart but the flavor was there! Thank you for all your great recipes Marion, I love you! From Los Osos, California ☺️

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Loren V


November 13, 2023

Excellent recipe

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May 15, 2023

You forgot the garlic so I added some to the sauce. And your noodle truck didn’t work for me (I blame the noodles) but otherwise this was excellent. The beef was perfection!!

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