Chinese-style Daikon radish and beef stew

Recipe: Chinese-style Daikon radish and beef stew

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Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 500g beef brisket
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 3 Tbsp zhuhou paste (soy bean paste)
  • ¼ cup rice wine
  • pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Daikon radish (about 1kg), peeled and sliced into 3 cm pieces
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sprigs coriander or flat leaf parsley, for garnish


  1. Rinse and dry the beef. Slice into 2 cm cubes.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a wok or heavy based saucepan. Add beef, ginger and zhuhou paste and stir lightly to mix.
  3. Brown the beef, in batches, on all sides for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Return all beef to the pan.
  5. Add rice wine, ¼ tsp salt, sugar and star anise. Mix well.
  6. Add water, cover and simmer over medium to low heat for about 30-45 minutes until reduced, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  7. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in another frying pan. Add garlic and radish, season with salt and mix, and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add to the simmering beef mixture and stir.
  9. Simmer, covered, for 30-40 minutes, or until the radish is soft and tender. Skim off any excess fat.
  10. Serve garnished with coriander or flat-leaf parsley.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [6 Serves]
Total fat34.7g
– saturated fat12.8g
– sugars7.0g

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