Beef with Young Corn

4.9 from 16 reviews


  • 500g beef sirloin, tendons removed and cut into strips
  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp liquid seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups fresh young corn, cut in half (you can use canned if you can’t find fresh ones)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onions


  1. In a large bowl, combine beef sirloin, hoisin sauce, liquid seasoning, salt, and pepper. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes, heat oil in a pan. Sauté garlic and onion until onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add beef mixture including marinade, if there’s any left. Continue sautéeing until beef becomes brown and cooked through. The marinade will form a super thick sauce so make sure you’re cooking this on medium heat or the sauce will evaporate.
  4. Add young corn and water. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour in cornstarch-water mixture, make sure it’s mixed well.
  6. Stir beef until sauce thickens. Simmer for a few seconds more.
  7. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve with steaming hot rice.