I miss the Chinatown in L.A. There’s a dive over there that serves this amazing dish called Black Bean and Beef Chow Fun. Ever since I left the city, I’ve been on a quest to find an alternative but unfortunately, I have not found a single place that makes anything like it, anywhere. So one day, I just decided to take a shot at it myself. What I came up with here is a product of years of trial and error. I can’t say that I’ve perfected the recipe already but darn it, until my next visit to the city of angels, I say this is close enough.
Ingredients: Chow Fun Noodles, Beef Strips, Diced Bell Peppers, Diced Onions, Black Bean and Garlic Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Cornstarch, Chopped Scallions, Sesame Oil
Directions: Cook noodles in boiling water. Stir fry beef, bell peppers and onions. Set aside. Make a slurry of cornstarch and water. Mix black bean and garlic sauce (3 parts), oyster sauce (1 part) and slurry in a pan over medium heat until it’s boiling. Add stir fry mixture, cooked noodles, scallions and a drizzle of sesame oil and mix thoroughly. Grab your chopsticks!