What you'll need
- Vegetable oil (I used olive)
- Corn Starch
- Hot pepper
- Scallions (green onions)
- Soy Sauce
- Brown Sugar
What you'll do
Add some of oil to a pan and sautee the finely minced garlic and ginger for 2-3 minutes. Pour in 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of soy sauce, add in 1/3 cup of brown sugar (yes, sugar), and bring the sauce to a boil for a couple minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat.
Now, cut the beef meat into slices (strings) against the grain - the thicker the slice, the longer you'll need to braise it. Now toss the meet into the corn starch, covering it on all sides until it's nicely dry. Put it in a sieve to shake off the excess corn starch.
Now add some oil to a wok and when it's hot add in the meat (it should sizzle). Braise - if necessary in batches - your meat slices for 1-2 minutes per side. When all the meat is done, put it on a paper towel to pat off the excess oil.
Finally, remove the oil from the wok, and add in the sauce you previously removed from the heat. When the sauce is hot (almost boiling), add in the meat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sauce is nicely thickened and coats the meat. Finally add in the chopped scallions and hot pepper.