What you'll need

Serves 2

  • 350 g lean beef strips
  • 4 spring onions, cut into 3 cm pieces
  • 3 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis
  • ½ long red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 150 g mange tout, trimmed
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander leaves

The easy bit

  1. Combine the beef, spring onions, ginger, garlic, five-spice powder and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil in a bowl.
  2. Set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the oyster sauce, kecap manis and chilli in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Heat the remaining sesame oil in a wok, add the beef mixture and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until browned.
  5. Add the mange tout and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until the mange tout are bright green but still crisp.
  6. Add the sauce and chilli mixture and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  7. Stir through the coriander leaves and serve.

Tip: You can use pork, chicken or tofu in this recipe as an alternative to beef.