Asian Beef Noodles

Recently I’ve been waking up in the morning without being sure weather the night before I dreamed in English, Chinese or Italian…It’s a weird feeling, trust me!

I’m getting language issue!

I spend most of my day at work speaking Chinese with me coworkers, while I speak English with all my expat friends and my boy at home for the rest of the day, but then on the other side, I am a native Italian speaker so well, I supposedly speak to myself in Italian (as well as with my family back home).

Now, it has been a while that I’ve had problems separating the three languages. For example, after having sent an email to my dad, I have to go back, open it and make sure I wrote it in Italian and not in English. Sometimes I reply to texts half in Italian and half in English and I don’t realize it until my friends point it out…

This is giving me a weird feeling!

When Sunday morning I woke up and I could remember my dream while I had no clue in what language it was, I felt deeply lonely and confused…..

Then I took a cold shower, wash my hair, poled for a good 60 minutes and then I realized I wanted Asian beef Noodles for lunch….so I made them….

I’m totally disconnected, I know!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 200 g linguine
  • 250 g beef strips
  • 2 tbsp green onion
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp minced ginger

In a bowl combine 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 clove minced garlic, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp canola oil, 1 tbsp white vinegar and 1 tsp minced ginger. Stir around

Grab about 250 g of beef strips! You can buy this at Carrefour pre-cut and ready to use

Add the meat to the bowl with the dressing

Stir around so that the meat gets all well coated in the sauce…I use chopsticks when I cook Chinese food…I feel they are more appropriate…

Cover the meat with plastic wrap and let marinate for at least 2 hours, over night would be great!

2 hours/overnight later

this how the meat will look like…you see it got darker? That’s a good sign!

Now, heat up a skillet, throw in the meat with all it’s sauce…you want till the last drop of it

and stir fry at high heat until meat is cooked

Meanwhile grab this flat Italian spaghetti, that we call Linguine…you can also use standard spaghetti, or angel hair

cook’ em according package instructions, then drain’ em and rinse’ em in cold water

in 2 serving bowls add 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, minced garlic clove, 1 tsp of minced ginger and 1 tbsp of canola oil. Add also a couple of tbsp of the water you cooked pasta in.

Then divide pasta between the 2 serving bowls

Stir around then add the beef trips

green onion

Stir again and serve!

To die for!

Give this a shot!

Happy Republic Day Italy!


– LittleDani



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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.