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

English Chinese Pronunciation Characters
Skillet Beef Tieban Niurou Tyeah-ban nyoh-roh 铁板牛肉
Cumin Beef Ziran Niurou Dzrr-ran nyoh-roh 孜然牛肉
Black Pepper Beef Heijiao Niurou Hay-jyaoww nyoh-roh 黑椒牛肉
Stir-Fried Beef and Green Peppers Qingjiao Chao Niuroh Ching-jyaoww chaoww nyoh-roh 青椒炒牛肉
Stir-Fried Beef and Potatoes Tudou Chao Niurou Too-doh chaoww nyoh-roh 土豆炒牛肉
Water Boiled Beef Shui Zhu Niurou Shway joo nyoh-roh 水煮牛肉
Dry-Fried Cumin Beef (Hunan Style) Piao Xiang Niurou Pyaoww sshyang nyoh-roh 飘香牛肉
Beef Curry with Rice Gali Niurou Fan Gaa-lee nyoh-roh fan 咖喱牛肉饭
Slow-Cooked Beef with Potatoes Tudou Shao Niurou Too-doh shaoww nyoh-roh 土豆烧牛肉
Yak Hotpot (Lijiang) Maoniu Huoguo Maoww-nyoh hwor-gwor 牦牛火锅
Hand Torn Beef Shou Si Niurou Shoh srr nyoh-roh 手撕牛肉
Fried Beef in Oyster Sauce Haoyou Niurou Haoww-yoh nyoh-roh 蚝油牛肉
Guangdong Beef Flank Guangdong Niunan Gwung-dong nyoh-nan 广东牛腩
Beef Offal Niuza Nyoh-dzah 牛杂
Goose Liver Paté Steak E Gan Jiang Niupai Er gan jyang nyoh-peye 鹅肝酱牛排
Poached Sliced Beef in Hot Chili Oil Shuizhu Niurou Shway-joo nyoh-roh 水煮牛肉

Chinese Food Menus

Meat Dishes

Rice, Wheat, and Vegetarian Dishes

Soups, Hotpots, and Snacks

Regional Cuisines

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