Canton Beef from Epcot's Nine Dragons Restaurant

Busy cooks want great food served up quick. And a little Asian-inspired wok cooking does the trick. Most cooks are familiar with the virtues of stir-fried meals. The technique is nutritious, cost-effective and easy. The concept is simple: Small cuts of food are cooked over high heat while stirring continuously. A wok, which has a rounded bottom, makes this process easy, but you can stir-fry effectively in a skillet or saute pan.

Experience a little Disney culinary magic with a wok. The dish? Canton Beef.

Yield: 4 servings.


8 ounces beef flank steak
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 small onion
1 cup cooking oil
4 Tbsp water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp chicken base
1/4 tsp sugar
1 egg white
1 tsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp wine
1 tsp chicken stock
1/2 tsp chicken base
1/2 tsp sugar
Pinch of white pepper
1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp sesame oil


1. Slice beef flank steak. Combine marinade ingredients. Marinate beef in a bowl for at least 30 minutes. Cut peppers and onion into bite-size pieces. Set aside.

2. Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

3. Place approximately 1 cup of cooking oil in a heated wok or fry pan and heat oil to medium heat. Place marinated beef in heated oil and cook until almost done. Drain beef into a strainer. Set aside.

4. Leave about a teaspoon of oil in the wok. Place it back on the stove. Stir-fry onion and peppers for 30 seconds. Pour sauce mixture over onions and green peppers. Stir occasionally with a spatula.

5. When sauce mixture begins to darken in color, place beef back into the wok and stir-fry swiftly. The dish is done when the peppers have softened. Serve hot with steamed white rice.

About this restaurant:

Nine Dragons Restaurant is located in the China pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot. The ornate and palatial dining room features food from the various regions of China. You're invited to sample provincial Chinese cooking styles including Mandarin, Cantonese, Hunan, Szechuan and Kiangche. Theme-park admission is required.

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