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Basil & Black Pepper Beef with Egg Noodles


Basil & Black Pepper Beef with Egg Noodles

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2-3 persons

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I love all kind of noodles, be them in the soup or just in stir-fry. Stir-fry is always the quick way to satisfy hunger. The ingredients could be anything you fancy. I do like to have prawns in my noodles. For a change, I made beef with basil in black pepper sauce to go with egg noodles.

If you don’t eat beef, chicken or pork could be the substitute. And if you want to make it a bit spicy, just add some freshly cut chilies in your stir-fry. Without wasting more time as I’m getting hungry by just looking at the picture, here’s the recipe.

Basil & Black Pepper Beef with Egg Noodles

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

2-3 persons


For the Basil & Black Pepper Beef with Egg Noodles:

200g medium dried egg noodles
1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
250g beef filet, chopped
2 tbsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1/4 ground black pepper
50ml water
80g basil leaves


1. Cook the medium dried egg noodles according to the packet. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat the sunflower oil in a wok, add the chopped garlic and cook until fragrant. Then, add the red chilli and beef. Cook for 5-6 minutes. Then, add dark soya sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce and ground black pepper. Stir and toss to get the sauce mixed with the beef.

3. Add the water and bring to the boil. Add the cooked noodles and mix well. Put in the basil leaves for cook for a few seconds. Divide the noodles onto individual plates. Serve warm.


  • tigerfish says:

    Basil and black pepper beef – something I have made before, the same combination. It’s delicious, isn’t it ? Yummy…

  • Mallika says:

    Love this recipe. I cook a lot of noodles, so this is next on the list. By the way, I owe you an apology fr never quite making the Meme you tagged me for. Small brain – so sorry!

  • Nilmandra says:

    Did you use normal sweet basil (as in Italian cooking) or Thai holy basil? I love the fragrance of holy basil but they are difficult to get hold of here πŸ™ On the other hand I have a pot of sweet basil in the kitchen, heh. I love picking some off and scattering them in tomato soup.

  • tigerfish,
    I love this combination. It’s a dish that is full of flavours πŸ™‚

    Don’t worry about the Meme that I tagged you. I’ve forgotten about that too! I just love noodles.. tasty with any combinations and quick to make!

    For this time, I used the normal sweet basil. And where I live, holy basil are only sold at Chinese/Vietnamese supermarkets unfortunately. It meant that I had to make a separate trip to get them. So, I settled with sweet basil. πŸ™

    If you have a pot of sweet basil, use them! I am not very good in growing basil at home, they survived for only a few weeks so I gave up πŸ™

    I once tried with holy basil, the difference is it gives slight pungent flavour than the sweet basil. With the chilies, it brings the whole SE Asia flavours. I think I like the dissimilarity of both!

  • andreea says:

    i love this recipe. i don’t cook nearly enough noodles. i’ll probably go for a little spice/ chilli πŸ™‚

  • Cindy says:

    What a hearty meal!

  • Andreea,
    Good idea with the chilies if you love spicy food πŸ™‚


    Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚

  • Christine says:

    I really like the way you’ve used dry egg noodles here. I don’t use them as often as I should. I’ll definitely try this recipe soon with the Thai basil I’m growing this summer.

  • Christine,
    Thai Basil is definitely a good idea. I think it will make this dish tastes more authentic – more SE Asian taste πŸ™‚
    Most of the time, I tend to use fresh egg noodles. But after I have tried this type of slightly flat dry egg noodles, I think they are just as good as the fresh ones. Or shall I say, they do have their characters that I really love πŸ™‚

  • pixen says:

    Lovely and simple meal that satisfy your soul… πŸ™‚ Just looking at the photo made my stomach playing ‘keroncong’ πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing the infos of restaurants as well. I may try them next time I’m around in those areas.


  • Pixen,

    Thank you for dropping by. I am glad that you find the information of restarurants helpful.


  • Lavinia says:

    I love Asian food!
    Greetings from Romania

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