You need:beef strips (choose a tender cut like sirloin)
oil for frying
For the Sauce:
pressed garlic (I use a garlic press)
equal amounts soy sauce, rice vinegar, water and brown sugar (so if you're using half a cup, just get half a cup of each ingredient)
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
chopped spring onions
1 teaspoon cornstarch diluted in 3 teaspoons water
Let's do this!
Coat the beef strips with cornstarch then fry in oil. Drain on a rack, not on a paper towel as this will make the beef soggy. Set aside.
In a pan, heat some oil. Cook the garlic until fragrant. Pour in the soy sauce, rice vinegar, water and brown sugar. Mix. Add the hoisin sauce and ginger powder. Heat until boiling then lower heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Add the cornstarch slurry and mix well. Add the beef and coat with the sauce. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions.
Since I didn't have any more time to prepare some vegetable side dishes, I packed this up with just rice and a cold drink. If you want to save this recipe for later, feel free to pin the image below: