Stir-Fried Beef Noodles with Seasonal Vegetables (時菜牛肉炒面)

Stir-Fried Beef Noodles with Seasonal Vegetables (時菜牛肉炒面)

時菜牛肉炒面, or Stir-Fried Beef Noodles with Seasonal Vegetables, is a popular and delicious Asian dish that combines tender slices of beef, a variety of fresh vegetables, and flavorful noodles. It’s a versatile and quick meal, perfect for a weeknight dinner. Here's how to make it.


For the Beef Marinade:

  • 300 g beef sirloin or flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the Noodles:

  • 400 g fresh or dried noodles like egg noodles or udon

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 cups mixed seasonal vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, bok choy, broccoli, or snap peas, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnish:

  • Chopped green onions
  • Sesame seeds


Marinate the Beef:

  • In a bowl, mix the thinly sliced beef with soy sauce, cornstarch, and sesame oil. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Prepare the Noodles:

  • Cook the noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Stir-Fry Beef:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat.
  • Add the marinated beef and stir-fry quickly until browned but not fully cooked. Remove the beef from the wok and set aside.

Stir-Fry Vegetables:

  • Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the wok. Sauté garlic and onion until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and stir-fry until they’re just tender.

Combine Noodles and Sauce:

  • Return the beef to the wok with the vegetables.
  • Add the cooked noodles, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sugar. Toss everything together until the noodles are well coated with the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Serve the stir-fried beef noodles hot, garnished with chopped green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

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