Incredibly easy, this is a good dish.  There’s no strong flavors so I think it’d work for anyone.  But next time, I’d add a couple of dried chilies for heat.

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb very thinly sliced beef
  • 2 TBSP toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 can of bamboo shoots, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 TBSP fish sauce
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 2-3 hot chilies chopped (opt)

If you haven’t already toasted your sesame seeds, now is a good time to do that.  Heat the wok high and add sesame seeds (don’t add any oil — make sure the wok is completely dry).  Keep mixing so the seeds don’t burn until they’re brown.   Now move the sesame seeds to a bowl and set aside. 

Now put the vegetable oil and add the beef in the wok until the pink is almost gone.  Then transfer to a bowl.

Sesame Beef and Bamboo Shoots

Now add the bamboo shoots until brown and if needed, another 1 tsp of vegetable oil. 

Then add the garlic, fish sauce, green onions, chilies (opt), and beef.  Keep stirring until it’s all cooked. 

Serve hot with rice.

Sesame Beef and Bamboo Shoots