Here in Australia, more exotic vegetables and fruit are available. Even supermarket stores are selling unfamiliar vegetables and fruit. I often wonder how to cook them and what they taste like. The best thing to do is ‘try them’. Have you cooked garlic shoots before? This vegetable with the garlic flavour is so tasty and has amazing texture, and it is great for stir-fry. Try it and you will love it!


4 servings


Beef Steaks 400 to 500g
Garlic Shoots 1 bunch
Carrot 1
Oil 1 tablespoon

Marinade for Beef
Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon
Garlic 1 clove *grated
Ginger 1 small piece *grated
Sesame Oil 1 teaspoon

Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon
Mirin 1 tablespoon
Oyster Sauce 2 tablespoons (*can be replaced with Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon & Sugar 1/2 tablespoon)
Water OR Sake 1 tablespoon
Toasted Sesame Seeds 1 tablespoon
Potato Starch Flour 1 teaspoon

  1. Thinly slice Beef Steak(s). Add marinade ingredients to beef and massage, then rest for a while.
  2. Wash and cut off the hard ends of Garlic Shoots, then cut them about 4cm. Cut Carrot into strips about the same size as Garlic Shoots.
  3. Make sauce by mixing all sauce ingredients.
  4. Heat Oil in a frypan and cook Beef. When Beef changed colour, add Garlic Shoots and Carrot, cook until tender enough but still crunchy. Add sauce and combine well.