Gan Bian Niurou

Crisp Beef in Chilli Sauce

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 2 as a Single Dish.
    • Difficulty


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By Ken Hom

Published 1990

  • About

The Han Chinese eat very little beef, preferring pork, due to their history, method of farming, and philosophy. Muslim Chinese, on the other hand, don’t eat pork and quite enjoy beef dishes. One of the tastiest such ones I sampled on a recent visit to southwest China was in a Muslim restaurant called Mosilinl Arge in a large hotel in Kunming. The beef was first coated in a light batter, fried twice for extra crispness, and then tossed in a clear chilli sauce that was at once sweet and sp