Stir Fried Dried Beef Slice

Stir-Fried Dried Beef Slice, also known as “Ngau Yoke Kon Ching,” is a cherished zi char delight renowned for its concentrated flavors and satisfying chew. This dish features tender dried beef slices, expertly stir-fried with a medley of aromatic spices and seasonings. The result is a harmonious blend of savory, smoky, and sometimes slightly spicy notes that awaken the palate. The unique texture of the dried beef adds to the appeal, offering a delightful and addictive chewiness that keeps diners coming back for more. Loved for its bold taste and the tactile pleasure it offers, Stir-Fried Dried Beef Slice has secured its place as a well-liked zi char favorite, providing a flavorful and satisfying culinary experience that continues to captivate those seeking an exciting and bold dish. 

Why Do People Love Stir Fried Dried Beef Slice

Stir Fried Dried Beef Slice captivates taste buds with its irresistible combination of flavours and textures. The tender beef slices, marinated with an exquisite blend of spices, deliver a satisfying umami taste that leaves a lasting impression. The dish is also known for its versatility, allowing for various ingredient additions to suit personal preferences. 

Furthermore, the quick cooking time makes it an excellent choice for busy individuals seeking a delicious meal without compromising on taste. 

What You Need For Your Stir Fried Dried Beef Slice:

 Making Stir Fried Dried Beef Slice yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 400 grams of dried beef slices 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned 
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned 
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4 

How To Cook Stir Fried Dried Beef Slice

Step 1

Begin by soaking the dried beef slices in warm water for about 10 minutes, or until they become soft and pliable. Once softened, drain the water and pat the slices dry using a paper towel.

Step 2

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and sliced onion, and stir-fry for a minute until fragrant.

Step 4

Add the soaked and dried beef slices to the skillet, and stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until they are lightly browned and cooked through.

Step 5

Toss in the julienned red and green bell peppers, and continue stir-frying for another 2 minutes until the peppers are slightly tender yet still crisp.

Step 6

Pour the prepared sauce mixture over the beef and peppers, and stir-fry for an additional 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the ingredients evenly.

Step 7

Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the Stir Fried Dried Beef Slice to a serving plate. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves for added freshness and aroma.

Step 8

Serve the dish hot alongside steamed rice or noodles, and enjoy the delightful combination of flavours and textures.

Serving Stir Fried Dried Beef Slice with Other Dishes 

Stir-fried dried beef slices can be served together with a medley of colourful vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and broccoli for a nutritious and vibrant meal. For added flavour and texture, serve it alongside a bed of steamed jasmine rice or toss it with noodles like chow mein or lo mein. The combination of tender beef, crisp vegetables, and a satisfying starch creates a well-rounded and satisfying dish. 

Nutritional/Health Benefits 

  1. High-Quality Protein: Dried beef slices offer a concentrated source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle growth, repair, and overall body functions. 
  2. Vitamins and Minerals: Beef provides essential nutrients such as B vitamins (B6, B12) for energy metabolism, zinc for immune support, and iron for oxygen transport. 
  3. Spice Blend Nutrients: The aromatic spices used in the dish may contribute antioxidants and potential anti-inflammatory benefits. 
  4. Moderate Healthy Fats: Depending on the cut, dried beef slices can provide healthy fats that contribute to satiety, absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and support heart health. 
  5. Unique Texture: The chewy texture of dried beef slices offers a tactile pleasure that adds to the overall eating experience. 
  6. Flavorful Spices: The blend of aromatic spices enhances the dish’s flavor without excessive use of added salt, promoting mindful eating. 
  7. Balanced Meal Component: When accompanied by a variety of colorful vegetables and perhaps whole grains, Stir-Fried Dried Beef Slice can contribute to a balanced meal. 
  8. Cooking Method: Stir-frying quickly cooks the dried beef slices and preserves their concentrated flavor and nutritional content. 
  9. Culinary Appeal: The dish’s focus on dried beef and spices introduces a distinctive and dynamic flavor profile that resonates with those seeking bold and exciting tastes. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Stir Fried Dried Beef Slice without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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