We took a field trip Monday to Super H Mart (I say field trip because it's about a 40 minute drive for us.) How I'm awed by that place! In fact, it was exactly one year to the day that I first discovered it.
In the fresh meat department I found fresh packed containers of marinated meats - chicken, beef, pork belly, etc.. There weren't any ingredients on the labels, but I took a chance on the chicken and the beef ribeye, hoping that they weren't too spicy. I also got fresh heads of garlic, baby bok choy and some fresh pan fried noodles. I also had veggies left from my produce basket for the week - some yellow squash, green scallions and sliced carrots, all of which I included in the stir fry.
I chose to use the ribeye for ease and speed of preparation because the slices were paper thin. I wish I knew exactly what was in it, because it was delicious. It definitely had sesame oil, sugar, garlic, soy sauce. Hmm, sounds like Korean barbecue!
Here we have the prepared veggies - carrots, yellow squash, 5 or so scallions and 2 cloves of garlic.
I heated a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil in my wok (one that my mother brought me years ago on a trip to Japan...as you can see by the patina, it's been well-used) and threw in the squash and carrots, with a sprinkling of salt.
Next, over high heat I added the beef, a little at a time so that it didn't bring down the temperature of the pan too much, as well as half the scallions and all the garlic.
When all the beef browned, I added the rest of the beef and the marinating liquid and cooked it until the sauce boiled. Then I added some noodles to the sauce, and tossed through, cooking for about 3 minutes.
At the very end I threw in the baby bok choy. They are very tender and only take moments to wilt, so it's the best time to add it.
Toss well with some cracked black pepper.
Top each bowl with a sprinkling of the reserved chopped scallions.
And have two bowls! I was expecting leftovers, but the entire amount I made vanished during one sitting. Even my noodle-hating husband had two servings!