Juicy Steak Kew: A Recipe Guaranteed to Impress!

Listen up, my BBQ-loving friends! Are you ready for a new, mouth-watering recipe that will knock your socks off? Look no further than our Steak Kew Recipe. This dish will surely satisfy all meat lovers out there. Think of tender and juicy steak bites, stir-fried with an array of vegetables in a savory and slightly sweet sauce.

Perfectly paired with white rice or enjoyed on its own, this recipe takes you on a journey to South China. The origins of Steak Kew can be traced back to the Guangdong province, where it has been refined over centuries to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.

Now, I know what you might be thinking: “Chinese cuisine is not my expertise.” No worries! This recipe is easy to make and requires simple ingredients that are easily available at your local grocery store.

So come along and join me in discovering the magic of Steak Kew! Trust me, once you try this dish, it’s going to become one of your go-to recipes for any occasion – whether it’s for dinner parties or just a regular family dinner night.

Get ready to impress yourself and your guests with the exquisite flavors of Steak Kew. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Steak Kew
Steak Kew

If you are a true meat-lover and enjoy trying out different kinds of steaks, then you’re in for a treat with this Steak Kew Recipe. It combines the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

One of the reasons why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s extremely easy to make. With just a few ingredients and a little bit of preparation time, you can whip up a delicious and scrumptious meal that will be ready to serve within minutes.

Not only is this recipe tasty, but it’s also packed with healthy vegetables like bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, snow peas, and white mushrooms. These veggies not only add color to the dish but also make it more nutritious and wholesome.

This recipe is versatile and can be easily customized according to your preferences. You can choose any cuts of steak such as New York beef, tri-tip or beef tenderloin depending on your preference. In addition, if you want to add seafood, you can simply toss in some shrimp for an extra flavor boost.

The sauce used in this recipe is a delicious combination of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and medium-dry sherry that enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients. You can also adjust the level of sweetness or spiciness in the dish by adding more sugar or chilies.

Overall, the Steak Kew Recipe has all the makings of a great dish – it’s tasty, easy-to-make, versatile, healthy, and customizable. So why not give this recipe a try today? Your family and guests will surely thank you for serving them such a delectable meal.

Ingredient List

 Sink your teeth into this juicy Steak Kew!
Sink your teeth into this juicy Steak Kew!

Now that you’re excited about this Steak Kew Recipe, let’s take a look at the ingredients required to make it. This delicious dish contains a blend of vegetables and tender steak that is perfect for a weekday dinner at home. Keep in mind that some of the ingredients may be substituted or varied. Here is the full list:

The Ingredients:

  • 1 lb beef tenderloin or New York steak, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 slices ginger root
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons medium-dry sherry
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Snow peas, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and white mushrooms
  • White rice (optional)

Feel free to adjust the quantity of each ingredient based on your taste preference. Make sure to have everything on hand before starting with the cooking process to ensure smooth sailing in the kitchen.

The Recipe How-To

 A symphony of flavors in every bite
A symphony of flavors in every bite

Now that you have all the ingredients on hand and your grill is preheated, it’s time to get ready to cook your Steak Kew. This recipe is a great choice if you’re looking to prioritize flavor, texture, and juiciness in your steak.

Prepare the Steak Kew
Step 1: Cut Your Steak

Begin by trimming any excess fat on both sides of the steak, then cut it into thin strips across the grain. This technique will make it easier to bite through the fibers of the meat.

Step 2: Marinate the Steak

In a bowl, whisk together equal parts hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and medium-dry sherry. For best results, use a resealable bag and marinate your strips of steak for at least 30 minutes before grilling them.

Step 3: Preheat Your Grill

Heat up your grill to high heat. You want it to be as hot as possible so that you can sear your steak quickly and create that delicious crust that everyone loves.

Step 4: Grill Your Steak Kew

When your grill is properly heated up, place your thinly sliced marinated steak strips onto the grill grates. Cook each side for about two minutes until they are golden brown and seared to perfection.

Serve Your Delicious Steak Kew

Once you’ve grilled all of your delicious steak strips, it’s time to serve them up. You can eat them alone or add them to some stir-fry vegetables with white rice.

Now that you know how to grill a perfect Steak Kew, feel free to experiment with different cuts like beef tenderloin or tri-tip. You can also try adding some shrimp for a variation or season with black pepper and garlic for a Steak Kow recipe. The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative in the South China style of cooking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Grill marks never looked so good
Grill marks never looked so good

Are you looking to switch things up with your Steak Kew Recipe? No worries, we’ve got you covered with some delicious substitutions and variations!

1. Shrimp Kew: Instead of using beef, substitute it for shrimp! It’s a great option for seafood lovers and still pairs well with the veggies in the recipe.

2. Szechuan Beef: Want to add a little extra spice to your dish? Swap out the hoisin sauce for Szechuan sauce and add some red pepper flakes for some extra heat.

3. Tri-tip Stir Fry: If you’re not a fan of New York or beef tenderloin, feel free to try using tri-tip instead! It’s an equally delicious cut of meat that can be sliced into thin strips and stir-fried just like the other options.

4. Veggie Kew: For a veggie-packed version of this recipe, skip the meat altogether and focus on adding more veggies like broccoli, carrots, or bell peppers.

5. Chow Mein Kew: Want to switch up your serving style? Serve your Steak Kew over a bed of chow mein noodles instead of white rice!

Remember, there are limitless opportunities when it comes to the variations and substitutions with the Steak Kew Recipe. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different cuts of meat or vegetables until you find a flavor combination that works best for you!

Serving and Pairing

 Sizzling and savory, the perfect combination
Sizzling and savory, the perfect combination

After cooking up a delicious Steak Kew, you’ll want to make sure you serve and pair it correctly to enhance its flavors. A classic way to serve this dish is over a bed of fluffy white rice, allowing the sauce to soak in and amplify the flavors.

If you are feeling adventurous, try pairing your Steak Kew with a side of stir-fried snow peas, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots, adding an extra crunch to your meal. Additionally, a light spinach salad or stir-fry of vegetables will provide the perfect balance for this hearty dish.

Steak Kew pairs well with a medium-dry sherry wine or a light-style beer such as pale ale or pilsner. The steak’s sweet, umami flavor combined with spicy notes from the black pepper beef adds a bold and complex dimension to any beverage you choose.

Whether you’re having dinner with guests or looking for a comforting meal after a long day, Steak Kew is the perfect recipe for both casual and special occasions. It’s an ideal dish that is sure to please everyone around the table, making your next mealtime unforgettable!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A must-try for meat lovers
A must-try for meat lovers

As much as I love a good steak kew, it can be quite time-consuming to prepare. However, there are ways to make the process easier by preparing ahead of time. This dish is perfect for meal prep and can be refrigerated or frozen for later use.

When preparing it ahead of time, always let it cool down completely before refrigerating or freezing it. When reheating your pre-made steak kew, the best method is to reheat it in the oven. Simply cover the steak kew with foil and heat at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes until heated through.

If you want to reheat it on a stovetop, just make sure to add a little bit of water or broth to avoid drying out the meat. Cover the pan with a lid and heat on medium-low for several minutes until the steak kew is reheated.

To store your prepared steak kew in the freezer, place leftovers in an airtight container or Ziploc bag to avoid ice crystals from forming in your dish. It’s important to label the container with the date of preparation so you can keep track of when you need to consume it.

Another great idea is to separate portions based on serving size. That way, you can easily take out only what you need instead of thawing everything and creating waste.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a way to make your pre-made steak kew feel like a fresh new dish, try pairing it with some white rice or stir-fried veggies. The flavorful sauce will still pack a punch, and these additional ingredients will add some variety to your meal.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Impress your guests with this delicious dish
Impress your guests with this delicious dish

As a BBQ chef and lover of all things meat, I know a thing or two about cooking the perfect steak. Here are some tips to ensure your Steak Kew recipe turns out just the way you want it:

1. Choose the right cut of meat

For this recipe, it’s important to choose a tender cut of beef such as New York strip, tri-tip or beef tenderloin. Avoid using tougher cuts since they are not suitable for stir-frying and may become chewy.

2. Cut the ingredients uniformly

Uniformly and carefully cutting ingredients such as mushrooms, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, snow peas will ensure that they cook evenly and have consistent flavors. A great trick is to use a mandoline slicer to cut ingredients uniformly in thin slices or julienne.

3. Marinade beforehand

Marinate the steak in advance with soy sauce, sherry, and black pepper for at least 30 minutes up to 24 hours. The marinade will tenderize your meat and enhance the flavor during the stir-fry process.

4. Use high heat

Preparing Steak Kew requires high heat for a crispy exterior texture and evenly cooked meat. With high heat, you can lock in the juices and get perfectly cooked meat with an appealing color that doesn’t look dull or gray.

5. Pay attention to time

Overcooking can cause beef or vegetables to dry out or turn too soft which can ruin the dish’s flavor and texture. Keep your eye on the time and cook your steak for 4-6 minutes per side until golden brown without flipping it often.

6. Stir constantly

During cooking, stir constantly to prevent any possible scorching or burning; reduce the heat on your skillet or wok if needed to avoid browning too heavily.

7. Use fresh ginger and garlic

Fresh ginger and garlic will add a natural boost of flavor in the dish instead of plain powder forms which might be stale, lose its aroma or create clumps.

Follow these simple tips when making your Steak Kew recipe, this indulgent dish is worth taking extra steps to make it perfect!


As a BBQ assistant, I understand that when cooking with new ingredients and trying out new recipes like the Steak Kew, you might encounter questions or concerns. To address any queries you may have about this recipe, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that will provide relevant information and clarify any doubts before and during cooking the Steak Kew. Keep reading to find answers to some common concerns about the Steak Kew recipe.

What does Kew mean in Chinese?

Referring to the thick and soft coat of animal hair is the essence of the term “qiu” or “kew”.

What is Kow in Chinese food?

The term “Kow” in Cantonese cuisine usually refers to dishes that feature chunky ingredients stir-fried with crisp vegetables. This typically involves using large cuts of meat or other protein sources that are cooked alongside vegetables in a wok or other type of frying pan.

What is the best beef for stir-fry tender?

When it comes to stir-fry recipes, there are a variety of beef cuts that can be used to create a tender and flavorful dish. These cuts include sirloin, tri-tip, ribeye, top loin (strip), tenderloin, shoulder center (Ranch Steak), shoulder top blade (Flat Iron) and shoulder petite tender. By cutting these cuts into strips, they can easily be incorporated into any stir-fry dish.

Bottom Line

Now that we have explored every aspect of the Steak Kew recipe, I am confident that you are ready to give it a try. The ingredients are simple and versatile, and the recipe is easy to follow – what more could you ask for?

In conclusion, the Steak Kew recipe provides a wonderful culinary adventure for anyone looking to shake things up in their dinner routine. Whether you’re already an experienced chef or just starting out, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

So, go ahead and give it a try! Experiment with different variations and substitutions to make it your own. You may even discover your new favorite meal!

Lastly, thank you for taking the time to read this article. I hope that you have found it informative and inspiring. Happy cooking!

Steak Kew

Steak Kew Recipe

This quick Cantonese dish comes from an old Playboy magazine. I think it’s the hoisin sauce that makes it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Calories 547 kcal


  • 4 dried Chinese mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless sirloin steaks, 1 inch thick, trimmed of fat and gristle
  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 1 large garlic clove, sliced in two lengthwise
  • 2 slices peeled fresh gingerroot, quarter-size
  • 1/4 lb fresh small white mushroom, sliced
  • 1/2 cup snow peas (thawed, if frozen)
  • 1/4 cup tinned water chestnut, sliced
  • 1/4 cup tinned bamboo shoot, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon medium-dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • fluffy white rice, as an accompaniment


  • Soak dried mushrooms in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain and slice, trimming off any tough bits. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok brown the steak over high heat with 1/2 tablespoon oil, 2 minutes each side. Remove the meat from the skillet and quickly slice into 1 inch cubes, retaining the meat juices. Set aside in a bowl.
  • Add remaining oil to the skillet, and stir-fry together the dried mushrooms, garlic, gingerroot, fresh mushrooms, snow peas, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots for 2 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, sherry, hoisin, and sugar and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Add cubed meat and juices and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Remove and discard the garlic and ginger slices.
  • Serve with fluffy, cooked white rice.



Serving: 250gCalories: 547kcalCarbohydrates: 9.3gProtein: 49.8gFat: 33.3gSaturated Fat: 11.5gCholesterol: 153.1mgSodium: 394.9mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 3.6g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Asian, Cantonese, Chinese, Easy, Meat, Steak, Stir-Fry
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Shara @The Bird BBQ

Shara loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when it comes to BBQ. She has been perfecting her craft for years and loves hosting backyard BBQs with friends & family. She often comes up with creative recipes that her guests rave about.