Saturday, June 4, 2011

Beef Sukiyaki

Love the rich gravy with rice

I was feeling a little down and a little lethargic for the past few days.  It's the post-holiday blues.  I hate such feelings.  Simply just laze around ...

Dinner is a quick-fixed beef sukiyaki.  Only four ingredients used: thinly sliced beef, thick cellophane noodles, sliced onion and spring onion.  It would be nice to add some tofu and mushrooms (too lazy to buy ...).  I used a pre-mixed bottled sukiyaki sauce, and within 15 minutes, dinner is ready!

Beef sukiyaki - would taste even better with some tofu and mushroom

Despite minimal preparation, the meal was delicious.  The gravy goes very well with rice and the karubi beef slices were very tender.  The best thing is - minimal washing up after dinner  ^_^

(serves 2 to 3)

1 pack of thinly sliced beef (around 250g)
Some thick cellophane noodles (from Japanese groceries section in the supermarket)
2 to 3 stalks spring onion (cut into 2" lengthwise)
1 onion, thinly sliced
Sukiyaki sauce
Sesame seeds (for garnish)

Note:  You can add tofu, leeks and mushrooms for variety and a balanced diet.

To prepare:
1) Soak the thick cellophane noodles with hot water till slightly soft.  Drain and set aside.
2) Heat up a shallow claypot with a little oil.  Stir fry the sliced onions, then add in some sukiyaki sauce (about 5 to 6 tbsp) and 2 times the water  (i.e. 1 part sauce to 2 parts water - per instruction on the bottled sauce).  Add the cellophane noodle, cover and let it simmer for about 10 minutes or till soft.
3) If you find there is too little gravy, can add more sauce and water.  Push the cellophane noodles to one side, add in the beef slices.  Once the beef starts to change colour, add the spring onion, remove from heat and cover with lid.
4) Sprinkle over some roasted sesame seeds and serve hot.


  1. What a coincidence, I just made beef sukiyaki too today :)! Your beef looks so good, I had to slice the beef myself, that's why it looks rather thick...:(

  2. Thanks CG, I always buy those pre-sliced packet cos I can never sliced the beef thinly too. Like the way you present your food so nicely.

  3. Hi, the beef look really yummy!! Can you share how you do it? Which brand of sauce did you used?

  4. Hi Jocelyn, I just updated the recipe. I used Yamasa sukiyaki sauce. Bought it from NTUC for around S$6 for 330ml bottle. The sauce is very tasty, I intend to use this for terikayi sauce as well as a dipping sauce for soba next time.

  5. Can u share where u buy the nicely thinly sliced beef from? I see that some ready sliced ones are quite thick. Thanks. Michelle

  6. Hi Michelle, I can't remember where I bought the beef. Probably Meidi ya at Liang Court cos they have a variety of beef and cheaper than Isetan


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