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Today I want to share a very simple recipe, and with an ingredient that you can probably plant on your garden, or even in a pot on your balcony at home – basil!

Remember the home made ghetto sous vide solution? Well, we made more beef from the session than we can eat and kept them in fridge, so the natural thing to do for the next day was to use it to cook something instead of having cold steak, enter fried beef with basil.

beef with basil recipe
beef with basil recipe


  • 2 tablespoon dark soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 200 gram beef – thinly sliced (raw beef is fine too)
  • one bunch of basil leaves
  • 1/2 bulb of garlic, chopped
  • pepper
  • chili padi (optional)

3 types of greens from this pic were from our garden
3 types of greens from this pic were from our garden

Cooking Instructions:

  • heat up cooking oil and fry garlic till fragrant
  • throw beef and basil, stir, and then all other ingredients, stir for a couple minutes
  • the end

This is literally one of the simplest recipes, tastes great and goes really well with steamed rice. Have fun cooking, and get started on growing some of your own food! In the picture above, the radish, long bean, and basil were from our garden.

Discuss : KY cooks – Fried Beef with Basil

  1. Oooooooo…I’m in love!!! With your blue and whites, so so so nice!!!

  2. good one. Would you mind sharing some of the food that you plant at your garden? I meant the photo of the garden.

  3. KY I have lot Thai basil instead. Spinach and pea shoots are the green I like to buy so try it with those instead.

  4. He cooks too! Looks delicious. What time can I come over? 😉

  5. 3 types of greens from your garden….wow, you have green fingers! You grow your own kai lan and long beans? Yeah, yeah….show us your garden! 😀

  6. Brilliant! Love the basil here!

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