Dinner Recipe: Fried Beef with Bombay Onions

Fried Beef with Bombay Onions

Fried Beef with Bombay Onions


Today’s dinner recipe is related to beef and Bombay onions which had become one of my favorite meaty dish at home. I named this dish; Fried Beef with Bombay Onions. Actually, it is a combination of onions and spring onions to overcome the beef odor!


Onions have layers

You can use large red onions or shallots , whichever you preferred but I chose Bombay onions because it is large in size and doesn’t sting my eyes when I peel off the onion layers of skin. Furthermore, Bombay onions are larger in size than red onions which means I could use bulb instead of 2 red onions.


Bombay onion cut into rings

Bombay onion cut into rings

Why use onions for beef recipes?

I love to add in lots of onion rings and sprinkle with lengthy spring onions which brings out the authentic taste of onions. In addition, onions helped to overcome the beef odor and tenderized the beef texture very well. 

Onions also aids in digesting oily food, hard to digest meats and it is one of the natural antibodies for our immune system.

I can’t be bothered of the onions bad breathe after consuming them. You may be burping and smell bad onion odor in your breathe but it really doesn’t make your tummy feel bloated after a hearty meal.


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Beef or chicken? 

As for the beef, choose the lean beef without any fats and as thin as possible. Thick meaty beef are hard to chew off and takes a longer time to cook which is waste of time and gas.

Alternatively, you can substitute beef with chicken keels or chicken breast or turkey which has more protein and cooks easily than beef dishes. 

By the way, the price of beef is more expensive  compare to chicken in our country. Having beef once in a while is considered a luxury meal for our family as chicken is one of the staple ingredient in all household, a common dish that everyone can have it anytime all around the year.


Black sauce and light soy sauce

Black sauce and light soy sauce

To cook Fried Beef with Bombay Onions, you need to prepare slices of thin beef meat, Bombay onions in rings, 2 inch lengths of spring onions or you can replace it with leeks and a big piece of fresh young ginger to spice up the flavor.

The main sauce ingredients to this beef dish are black soy sauce and light soy sauce with a little of water to allow the beef steaks to absorb the wonderful flavor.


Let us waste no time and start dishing up this luxury dish!



Stir fry garlic and ginger for a minute

Fried Beef with Bombay Onions
  1. 300g beef steaks
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  4. 1 tsp dark black soy sauce
  5. 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  6. 8cm piece of young ginger
  7. 5 stalks spring onions
  8. 4 tbsp cooking oil
  9. 1 large Bombay onions
  10. 2 clove garlic
  1. Slice Bombay onions into rings.
  2. Clean and slice beef thinly.
  3. Season beef with tapioca flour,salt and pepper. Leave aside.
  4. Slice ginger into strips.
  5. Chop garlic into mince.
  6. Cut stalks of spring onions into 2 inch lengths.
To Start Cooking
  1. Heat up wok with oil.
  2. Saute garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  3. Add in slices of beef, Bombay onions and stir for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour in half small bowl of water into the dish.
  5. Add in dark black soy sauce and light soy sauce, stir a bit.
  6. Cover the wok with a lid and let the beef simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Mix the ingredients well and wait till the beef turns dark brown color.
  8. When the gravy thickens, turn off heat.
  9. Dish up and garnish with chopped spring onions with red chillies before serving.
  1. Best serve with brown or white rice.
Adapted from peachpurple
Adapted from peachpurple
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Recipe written by peachpurple 


More meat recipes you would like to try:

Kung Pao Chicken

Chinese Pork Belly In Soy Sauce

Why you should eat Onions


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