Stir-fried Beef with Cucumber (Gyuniku to Kyuuri no Itamemono)

This one is a little different, because we don't usually use cucumber in stir-fry, but the Chinese chef I used to work for used to make it for us special, and it tastes really good. Please give it a shot and comment if you like it (or not!).

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 15 minutes

  • 1/4 lb sliced beef
  • 4 mini (Japanese style) cucumbers
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • dash salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp katakuriko (or corn starch)
  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the beef and mix with katakuriko
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan, grill garlic for 30 sec then add beef
  3. When the beef is cooked, add sake and cucumbers then cook for 3 minutes over medium heat
  4. Add oyster and soy sauce and cook for 1 minute
  5. Itadakimasu! (Let's eat!)


  1. Step 5: You mean Itadakimasu, not Gochisosama, right?

  2. Oops! Yes, thanks for catching that.