Dienstag, 27. November 2007

Chinese beef and onions

Zorra invites foodbloggers around the globe to celebrate this year's Onion Day. I had never heard of the annual Zibelemärit in Berne (Switzerland) before but it sounds interesting.

There's a traditional Onion Market in Germany as well: It is called Zwiebelmarkt and takes place every second weekend in October. The market is held in Weimar, and it is said to be the only market fair that has continuously taken place since the Middle Ages and that is a typical regional folk festival.

For me, both Berne and Weimar are great places to visit - whether there is a Onion Market taking place or not. :-)

One of my favourite dishes containing onions is a Chinese dish called 洋葱牛肉 ("yáng cōng niúròu" in pinyin). This actually means onions and beef and you can get it in many restaurants in China, though I think it is a Northern Chinese dish as they used to have more beef in the North.

It is easy to prepare: Actually just cut onions and beef into small slices and stir-fry them. I like the combination of these two ingredients very much.

-=========REZKONV-Recipe - RezkonvSuite v1.4
Title: Chineses Beef with Onions
Categories: Meat, Beef, Onion, China
Yield: 1 Recipe


3tablesp.Soy sauce
Oil to stir-fry(I prefer peanut oil)
2tablesp.Soy sauce
1teasp.Sesame oil


someone told me in China... :-)

Edited *RK* 11/27/2007 by
Barbara Furthmüller


Cut beef across the grain into small slices. It works well when the beef is a bit frozen. Combine marinade ingredients and pour over meat, mix and let rest for half an hour.

Cut onions into small slices, peel ginger and chop into tiny pieces. Heat oil in a wok (or a large pan) and stir-fry onion, ginger and soy sauce for about one and a half minutes. Set aside.

Add more oil into your wok and heat again. Stir-fry beef until almost done. Add onion-ginger-mixture, mix and stir-fry again.

At the end, pour a bit of Chinese sesame oil onto your dish and serve it. Best with plain rice and maybe a few more Chinese dishes. Enjoy your meal!


Such dishes seem to exist around the world: There is a Swabian "Zwiebelrostbraten" that has a similar flavour but of course the beef is not chopped but prepared as a whole piece of meat.


  1. The recipe looks great, but I absolutely LOVE the picture of the wok in the snow. Great idea, thanks!

  2. Thanks! I guess you have more snow in Alaska! :-)

  3. Just found this recipe! Das sieht wunderbar aus... und so einfach und schnell. Nimmst Du Filet oder Schulterstueck from Beef?

  4. @ kitchen roach: Ich kenne mich mit Fleisch nicht so aus, meist habe ich Steak oder Filet daheim. Mit Schulter geht das bestimmt auch.



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