Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Quick & Easy Beef & 'Shrooms


Yesterday was super hectic, and the fact that Hong Kong has been looking like the picture below these last few days...did NOT help AT ALL.

That's how the IFC Two looked like when I got off work yesterday. Talk about a depressing mid week *sigh*

Juggling a laptop backpack, a handbag and an umbrella under a pouring rain, trying to prance over puddles of rain on Hong Kong's hazardous pavement walkways, in towering heels. Boy oh boy!!!

Hence, I am so proud to achieve the following despite the oh-so-gloomy evening:
- Bought mark six (lottery) tickets based on sous chef's instruction (as expected, those are no winning tickets, I didn't get even 1 number match! Should I start believing that I will win more?)
- Bought the exact materials I needed to cook dinner/packed lunch (the market was almost empty because of the rain, and I got two beautiful baskets of straw mushrooms hehe-SCORE!)
- Cooked and prepared the packed lunch
- Made it just in time to
Body Combat class
- Retrieved my income tax form
- Watched 2 episodes of
Grey's Anatomy


With such a powerful lazy spell casted over me, I surely didn't plan to make anything fancy, so here's my
Quick & Easy Beef & 'Shrooms

Recipe
- 2 small baskets (HKD10, about 4 cups) straw mushrooms, halved
- 0.5 pound thinly sliced, nicely marbled beef
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 0.5 cm ginger, crushed
- olive oil
- 1 tbsp corn starch diluted in 1/4 cup water
- soy sauce, dark soy sauce, shaoxing wine, sugar, pepper

Saute garlic and ginger in hot oil, add sliced beef, add mushrooms, add sauces, thicken with the diluted corn starch, serve with rice

In Hong Kong, we're either hoping for a bright sunny day tomorrow or for a black rain signal to be hoisted before 8:00 am (please forgive us...)

18 comments:

Ayin said...

blogku dadi lambreta mergo kokean gambar hiks :( gede-2 nisan.. line ku wæ kabotan lek pe mbukak...
mengko tak resize'e sek.

Ayin said...

we lali soal jamur wingi aku yo bar ngegrill jamur tak sunduki trs dimarinate... masrum sate wkwkwk.. kene wes mulai puanase rakuan makane enak ngegrill nek backyard.
tapi jamurmu luih enak dibandingke jamurku sek cuma champignon.sini mana ada fresh straw mushroom, kalengan sih iyo :P

sefa firdaus said...

contek ahhhhhhhhh *tukang nyontek*

Ayin said...

wes tak deletin sebagian sidebare.. potoku ga ono 600 px wide, muk 540,pix host'ku photobucket
saiki pie jek lambreta? nek neng kene wes ora :D.. smg tdk mengecewakan para fansku *haiiyaaaak*

Elsye said...

hihihi....kemaren aku yo bikin beef ini juga..:P...gampang and cepet ...

deeTha said...

wah, aku arep njajal ah...
gampang banget yo masakanmu sing siji iki, Rit...
opo aku njaluk koe wae yo, tak ijoli kare iwak aceh kae...
hihihihi

Peter M said...

Your title winds me over...love all four aspects of the dish...be there in 20 hrs.!

Maryann said...

Your body combat workout looks cool as heck! :)

Retno Prihadana said...

Hiduup kecap manis, tambah sedeeep deh:)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hand me a bowl of rice please! :)
Hope the weather turns better for you tomorrow.

We Are Never Full said...

It's like a shroom stirfry! yum! hope it's sumnny for you tomorrow.

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Looks delicious!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

yin, sate jamur kekekeke aku gelem kuwi

sefa, ahhh tenang azaaa...nyontek pangkal kaya kok (dasar aku jg tukang nyontek nih ye, tapi contekanku selalu gagalsss) hihihihi

walah yin, padahal fotomu kuwi sing tobbbb bangeddddd hehehe

hi els...iya nih lagi mood yang gampang2 and cepet2 (ah dasar males ajaaahh)

deet, gek cilik kerep mangan iki neng semarang, tapi orang nganggu beef, alias cah jamur polossss hahaha

hi peter! glad you liked it. hmm...not so much of a tongue twister eh, lemme give you a more challenging one

hi maryann, try it! you'll love it ;)

mba retno, hihi kelupaan kecap manis kesukaanku kekeke...

hi ching...here's ur rice, now i wanna see it squeaky clean after the meal ya haha

hi amy, we always love shrooms stirfry hehe

hi jess, yes and this is as easy as it gets ^_^

Mrs. L said...

Hopefully you had a sunny day. This dish looks simple and tasty.

tigerfish said...

So that picture of "overcast", is that the weather or pollution ? :P
Beef and mushrooms go well together, I like it!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Oh my, tat beef and 'schrooms will cheer me up in no time.

Kevin said...

That beef and shrooms looks really good. It is one of my favorite pairings.

Caleb said...

Great recipe!!! Mushrooms are the thing that I always forget to pick up when I'm at the grocery store. On the other hand, I always seem to pick up tomatoes when I have a billion tomatoes already in the fridge.

Anywhoo, I love the pictures of the dishes and keep the recipes coming!!