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Beef Pak Coy With Oyster Sauce

Origin: Overall Indonesia


  • 500 gr beef / minutesteak
  • 250 gr Pak Coy or change with Kai Lan (chinese broccoli
  • 2 gloves garlic, smashed/crushed
  • 1 pc large onion, halved, roughly sliced
  • 5 tbsp oyster sauce
  • ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 500 ml hot water
  • ½ tsp beef/chicken broth powder
  • 1 tsp sugar or to taste
  • 2 tsp sesame oil/margarine
  • salt to taste
Beef Pak Coy With Oyster Sauce

Beef Pak Coy with Oyster Sauce

This is an example of foreign influences that mark Indonesia's culinary today. "Beef Pak Coy With Oyster Sauce" was invented by the ethnic Chinese descent who migrated to Indonesia hundred of years back, even before the Dutch came to colonize most of the Indonesian archipelago. The Chinese influence has proven to win the hearts of indigenous Indonesian as well as enriched the Indonesian culinary diversity. The great example among them are: "Bakso", Bakmie Goreng, Bakpao and many more.
If you a kind of "stir-fry based dish" lover & want to have easy quick delicious meal, then feel free to try out this recipe 😉
Tipp: Try to get sesame oil to obtain the best result. If preferred, you can replace the beef with chicken fillet or mushrooms.


  • Wash the kailan, discard the bottom end. Put aside.
    pak coy
  • Slice the beef/minutesteak in small thinly pieces. Prepare the garlic & slice onion. Put aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp sesame oil / margarin in wok or frying pan, sautee the garlic until fragrant.
    heat the oil
  • Add the beef, stir-fry over high heat until it changes colour and water begins to appear on the surface.
    add the beef
  • Until beef changes color.
    beef changes colour
  • When the water is fully evaporated , add the oyster sauce & stir to mix
    add the oyster sauce
  • Add the onion, stir for a while until just wilted.
    Add the onion
  • Add 500 ml hot water, cover the pan & cook over medium-high heat until the beef is tender. (approx. 15 minutes). If necessary add more water if the it's driven off but the beef is not yet tender.
    cook over medium-high heat
  • Add pepper, broth powder, stir to mix. Adjust the seasoning, add salt & sugar to taste.
  • Add the kailan, cook briefly until just wilted.
    add bak coy
  • Remove from heat. Serve Beef Pak Coy with Oyster Sauce right away while hot.
    serve while hot
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