Beef & Broccoli Taiwanese Style


Beef & Broccoli Taiwanese Style

Tender Beef and Crunchy Broccoli Stir-Fry

In Taiwanese cuisine, the Beef & Broccoli dish takes on a unique twist, combining the flavors of Chinese cuisine with local Taiwanese ingredients. This stir-fry is a delightful balance of tender beef, vibrant broccoli, and a savory sauce that will tantalize your taste buds. Get ready to experience a burst of flavors in this Taiwanese adaptation of a classic Chinese dish.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

10 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Paleo-friendly


Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescatarian, Nut-free, Egg-free


The Taiwanese version of Beef & Broccoli incorporates a few distinct elements. Firstly, the sauce is slightly sweeter, with a touch of Taiwanese soy sauce and honey. Additionally, the beef is marinated in a mixture of ginger, garlic, and Taiwanese rice wine, adding a fragrant and rich flavor to the dish. Lastly, the broccoli is stir-fried until it retains a slight crunch, providing a delightful textural contrast. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 15g, 4g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 12g, 8g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the beef slices, Taiwanese soy sauce, honey, Taiwanese rice wine, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix well and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. 2.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.
  3. 3.
    Add the marinated beef to the hot pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until browned. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.
  4. 4.
    In the same pan, add the broccoli florets and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they turn bright green and slightly tender.
  5. 5.
    In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth. Set aside.
  6. 6.
    Return the beef to the pan with the broccoli and pour in the cornstarch mixture. Stir-fry for an additional 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the beef and broccoli.
  7. 7.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. 8.
    Remove from heat and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender beef, slice it against the grain. This will ensure that the meat remains juicy and easy to chew.
  • Taiwanese soy sauce — Look for Taiwanese soy sauce in Asian grocery stores or substitute with regular soy sauce if unavailable.
  • Taiwanese rice wine — Taiwanese rice wine adds a unique flavor to the dish. If you can't find it, you can use dry sherry as a substitute.
  • Broccoli — To retain a slight crunch, blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute before stir-frying.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier kick, add a teaspoon of Taiwanese chili bean sauce or chili flakes to the sauce mixture.
  • To enhance the flavor, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds over the finished dish.
  • Serve the Beef & Broccoli over steamed rice or alongside Taiwanese-style noodles for a complete meal.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables such as bell peppers or mushrooms to customize the dish to your liking.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, increase the amount of cornstarch-water mixture.

Serving advice

Serve the Beef & Broccoli Taiwanese Style hot, garnished with sliced green onions. Pair it with steamed rice or noodles for a satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the stir-fried beef and broccoli on a serving platter, allowing the vibrant colors to shine through. Drizzle some of the thickened sauce over the top for an appetizing presentation.