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Sometimes all you want is a dish with meat with some vegetable on rice, one that is nicely marinated, full of flavor, and hits your requirement of protein, carb, fiber, and all that jazz. If that sounds like your kinda thing, let’s get on with how you can prepare this version of stir fry beef bento that I came up with.

stirfry beef bento recipe, the ingredients
stirfry beef bento recipe, the ingredients

The recipe is fairly simple, but does call for good quality beef slices. Here I use some Australian beef, but the same recipe can also be substitute with lamb slices, or even chicken slices as well.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 200 gram beef slices
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cap of shaoxing wine (optional)
  • black pepper
  • 2 red/green chili, slices
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic, chunks
  • 1/2 onion, slices
  • 2-3 stalks of spring onion, cut to 2-3 inches
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

Cooking instructions:

  • marinate beef slices with all the sauce and sugar
  • heat up frying pan with cooking oil
  • fry garlic and onion till fragrant
  • add chili & spring onion, add sprinkle of salt
  • once 80% cooked, add in marinated meat
  • don’t over cook the meat, takes only 1-2 minutes to ensure all sides of meat is brown, and you’re done
  • serve on steamed rice
  • optional – add onsen egg

add an onsen egg to complete the bento
add an onsen egg to complete the bento

Preparing and cooking this dish takes perhaps 20-30 minutes, and it probably lasts all of 10 mins or less on the dining table. Love the combination of sweet, salty, umami, and spiciness from all these ingredients. Lovely for a quick afternoon lunch. Try it!

Lobster is often seen as one of those luxury meals that you order in a fancy restaurant during special occasions. In fact, one of my first experiences with this crustacean was during a birthday event at Lobsterman SS2.

Fast forward almost a decade later, with Covid still looming over us and safety in dining out hasn’t completely sorted, it’s time to perhaps bring these luxury all the way to the home kitchen, shall we?

baked lobster recipe
baked lobster recipe

Here’s a simple recipe to bake lobster together with garlic bread as sides, here we go!

Ingredients:

  • lobster – cut in halves, break the claws
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 inches of butter
  • cilantro, finely chopped
  • cheese (Mozzarella), shredded

Cooking Instructions:

  • cut lobster in half & break claws of lobster for easing eating later
  • melt butter with chopped garlic
  • spread half of those garlic butter on bread
  • add chopped cilantro to remaining half of garlic butter, then spread on lobster
  • add cheese on top of lobster
  • put everything in oven at 180c for 8-10 minutes

garlic butter is the key
garlic butter is the key

And that’s it, a fairly simple way of preparing lobster. I’ve accidentally used Parmesan instead of mozzarella here so while tastes pretty good, it didn’t have that melted look that would have been better. Will have to try it again!

Happy cooking!