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Curry Beef Brisket with Potatoes (咖喱薯仔牛腩)

Curry Beef Brisket with Potatoes (咖喱薯仔牛腩)

咖喱薯仔牛腩, or Curry Beef Brisket with Potatoes, is a heartwarming dish that combines tender beef brisket, soft potatoes, and a rich, flavorful curry sauce. This dish is a staple in many Chinese restaurants and is especially popular in Hong Kong. The blend of spices in the curry, coupled with the succulence of the beef and the starchiness of the potatoes, makes for a deeply satisfying meal. Here's how you can make it at home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


For the Beef Brisket:

  • 500 g beef brisket cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced

For the Curry:

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 can about 400ml coconut milk
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Additional Ingredients:

  • 3-4 medium-sized potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 carrot cut into chunks (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


Prepare the Beef:

  • Rinse the beef brisket and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper.

Brown the Beef:

  • In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef brisket pieces and sear them until they are browned on all sides. Remove the beef and set aside.

Sauté Aromatics:

  • In the same pot, add a little more oil if needed. Sauté garlic, onion, and ginger until they become fragrant and slightly golden.

Cook the Curry:

  • Add the curry powder, turmeric, cumin, and coriander to the pot. Stir for about a minute until the spices become aromatic.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and beef broth. Stir well, making sure to scrape up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Simmer the Beef:

  • Return the beef brisket to the pot. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the beef is tender.

Add Potatoes and Carrots:

  • Add the potato and carrot chunks to the pot. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20-30 minutes.

Adjust Seasoning:

  • Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, or more soy sauce if necessary.


  • Serve the curry beef brisket with potatoes hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.
  • This dish goes well with steamed rice or bread.

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