Stir-fry Beef with Chilli and basil
Servings Prep Time
2 15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Servings Prep Time
2 15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
  • 300g thinly sliced beef steakof your choice. I used rump
  • 4cloves garlic – peeled
  • 4 bird’s eye chilliplease adjust to your taste
  • 2 red chilli – sliced
  • 50g Thai basil – de-stalked
  • 1 onion – slicedoptional
  • 2tbs oyster sauce
  • 1/2tbs Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tbs dark soy sauce
  • 1/2tbs fish sauce
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1tbs vegetable oil for frying
  1. Firstly prepare all your ingredients. I normally have them all in one plate. Your sliced beef, onion or any vegetable you are using, de-stalked your basil. Measure all the sauce and sugar and have them in a bowl ready.
  2. in a pestle and molta crush the garlic then add in the bird’s eye chilli and give it a good crush.
  3. Add about 1tbs of oil (any) into the wok then put it on to high heat. Before the pan gets hot add in the garlic and chilli paste. This is not the traditional way to do it. You would have the wok a bit hot if you were cooking it in a Thai kitchen, which is outside the house! You try to do that indoors and you will spend the next 5 minutes sneezing. I prefer to add into a cold pan and let it heat up till you can start to smell the garlic and chilli cooking.
  4. Quickly add in the beef, give it a quick stir and leave it to cook. Should not take more than 2 minutes. Add in all the sauce and onion (if use) as soon as you can see that the beef has started to cook. Give the dish a quick stir-fry, add in about 3-5 tbs of water so that you will have some sauces. Taste and adjust to your liking.
  5. Add in the red chilli and basil, turn off the heat and give it one final stir. That is it guys, it is that simple.
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