Beef Hor Fun – 牛肉河

Beef Hor Fun with a popular zi char dish that many of us will always remember. Thinly sliced beef, tasty gravy over smooth rice noodles, that slightly charred taste, yummmm.

Firstly, marinate the thinly sliced beef coat it in with egg white to give it a velvety texture when searing it. We used Borges Classic Olive Oil which is great for stir frying the hor fun on the heated wok as it made from a refined blend of pure olive oil, flavouring the gravy with XO sauce and black bean paste and thickening it before scoop over and serve it served piping hot!

Dig in to a tasty classic!

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  • Servings: 2

  • Time: 45 minutes

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 400g rice noodles / hor fun

  2. 1 tsp dark soy sauce

  3. 1 tbsp sesame oil

  4. 3 tbsp Borges classic olive oil

  5. 250g sliced beef (tenderloin, rump, flank)

  6. 1 tbsp sesame oil

  7. 1 tbsp Hua Tiao wine

  8. ½ tsp white pepper powder

  9. ½ tsp salt

  10. 2 tbsp corn flour

  11. 1 egg white

  12. 3 tbsp Borges classic olive oil


  1. 500ml beef stock

  2. 1 tbsp oyster sauce

  3. 1 tbsp Hua Tiao wine

  4. 1 tsp sugar

  5. 1/2 tsp white pepper powder

  6. 1 tbsp minced garlic

  7. 1 to 2 tbsp black bean paste (Adjust to taste and brand)

  8. 1 tbsp XO Sauce

  9. 5 stalks Chye Sim

  10. 3 tbsp corn flour mix with 3 tbsp water


  1. Thinly slice beef. Marinate beef with salt, pepper, sesame oil, corn flour, chinese cooking wine and egg white, for at least 20 minutes.

  2. In a bowl, mix Hor Fun with dark soy and sesame oil.

  3. In a wok heat 3 tbsp Borges classic olive oil at medium high heat, stir fry Hor Fun until lightly charred and set aside.

  4. Heat anyother 3 tbsp Borges classic olive oil on medium high heat, sear the marinated beef until about 60% cooked and set aside.

  5. Add minced garlic to the same wok, stir fry until fragrant. Add in XO sauce and black bean paste, stir fry until fragrant.

  6. Deglaze wok with Hua Tiao wine. Add in stock and remaining seasoning. Bring to boil and let it simmer for about 3 minutes.

  7. Add in Chye Sim, Thicken gravy with cornflour solution. Add in seared beef slices and mix well.

  8. Spoon gravy over Hor Fun and serve.

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