If you’re looking for a healthy lightweight meal, then you should consider beef and broccoli. This popular Chinese stir-fry dish is popular for its taste and healthy goodness. It’s easy to prepare and has an overall cook time of just 15 minutes, making it convenient for someone who is in a hurry or just wants a quick fix. You can order this dish from the various restaurants in Singapore and this article will guide you on how to do so.
What makes beef and broccoli interesting?
This dish is not only tasty but also nutritious. Broccoli is a high-fibre vegetable that not only improves your digestion; it also acts as a natural detoxifier and lowers the risk of colon cancer. Beef is a source of vitamins B12 and iron, which are good for bones. The ingredients used in the preparation of this meal, such as ginger root, are also quite healthy and nutritious. This meal originated in China and spread to the surrounding nations, Singapore being one of them. It has since become an everyday meal in the country and many Singaporeans know how to prepare it at home. This is mainly because many grew up seeing the meal being cooked at home. Beef and broccoli is a healthy balance of proteins and greens that provide a boost to your immune system.
How is beef and broccoli prepared?
Many people might prepare beef and broccoli the same way but there are variations in its preparation in some restaurants. The most common method includes a marinade of soy sauce and oyster sauce. Most restaurants employ a method of tenderising the meat called velveting. This involves coating and marinating the meat in a mixture of corn-starch, salt, sugar and sometimes soy sauce for about 30 minutes. The meat needs to be cut against the grain to ensure tenderness. Fresh root ginger and garlic are also added during cooking. Sesame seeds give the meal even more of a delicious appeal. Some people add honey during the cooking and brown sugar for extra sweetness.
This dish can be eaten as a whole meal by itself but can also be served with rice. It can be paired with some fresh lime wedges as well.
Beef and broccoli have come to be widely accepted in the Singaporean cuisine landscape. Thus, you will find many restaurants serving this delicious meal, making it tough to choose. We recommend the Wangjing Mini Yao or the Man Yuan Gourmet for the tastiest beef and broccoli in Singapore.