Chinese Beef Dishes Menu

Water boiled beef

Beef is more of a select meat in China, with very little land spare to graze cattle. It is sometimes considerably more expensive than pork, the Chinese staple meat, so be prepared to pay several yuan more for beef dishes.

Water buffalo or yak may be used instead of cow meat in some parts of China. In southern China the bovine of choice is not a milk cow, but a water buffalo, used for tilling rice paddies. In Tibet yak meat is more common than anything else.

See Chinese Common Dishes for other meat dishes and vegetarian dishes.

Beef Dishes

EnglishChinesePronunciationCharacters
Skillet Beeftiěbǎn niúròuTyeah-ban nyoh-roh铁板牛肉
Cumin Beefzīrán niúròuDzrr-ran nyoh-roh孜然牛肉
Black Pepper Beefhēijiāo niúròuHay-jyaoww nyoh-roh黑椒牛肉
Stir-Fried Beef and Green Peppersqīngjiāo chǎo niúròuChing-jyaoww chaoww nyoh-roh青椒炒牛肉
Stir-Fried Beef and Potatoestǔdòu chǎo niúròuToo-doh chaoww nyoh-roh土豆炒牛肉
Water Boiled Beefshuǐ zhǔ niúròuShway joo nyoh-roh水煮牛肉
Dry-Fried Cumin Beef (Hunan Style)piāo xiāng niúròuPyaoww sshyang nyoh-roh飘香牛肉
Beef Curry with Ricegālí niúròu fànGaa-lee nyoh-roh fan咖喱牛肉饭
Slow-Cooked Beef with Potatoestǔdòu shāo niúròuToo-doh shaoww nyoh-roh土豆烧牛肉
Yak Hotpot (Lijiang)máoniú huǒguōMaoww-nyoh hwor-gwor牦牛火锅
Hand Torn Beefshǒu sī niúròuShoh srr nyoh-roh手撕牛肉
Fried Beef in Oyster Sauceháoyóu niúròuHaoww-yoh nyoh-roh蚝油牛肉
Guangdong Beef Flankguǎngdōng niúnǎnGwung-dong nyoh-nan广东牛腩
Beef OffalniúzáNyoh-dzah牛杂
Goose Liver Paté SteakÉ gān jiàng niúpáiEr gan jyang nyoh-peye鹅肝酱牛排
Poached Sliced Beef in Hot Chili Oilshuǐzhǔ niúròuShway-joo nyoh-roh水煮牛肉

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