Beef and Green Peppers in Dark Soy Sauce

I noticed that I have only tried few beef recipes, including the ones I already know how to cook. When I cook beef, I don’t usually do measurements as I was not planning to blog it at all. Mostly, I do beef with a marinade, then stir fry them. I have some favorite Filipino beef recipes and will share them to you as soon as I have cooked them again. I have also one favorite beef dish that’s a little sweet and will definitely do a post about it. It goes very well with Nasi Kuning or yellow rice.

Several weeks ago, I bought half kg of beef but I didn’t know what to do with it. But since I had green bell peppers inside the fridge, I just decided to make beef with green bell peppers. I just followed what my heart said to me so I have made Beef and Green Peppers in Dark Soy Sauce.


Beef and Green Peppers in Dark Soy Sauce


  • 500 g beef, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 tbsp garlic, peeled and smashed
  • ½ tbsp ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 1 tsp dry pepper flakes
  • 1 large green bell pepper, julienned
  • Cooking oil

For the marinade:

  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • ½ tsp salt

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce


  1. Mix together beef and the marinade ingredients. Let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. While the beef is marinating, mix all the sauce.
  3. When everything is ready, heat the wok on a high heat with 2 tbsp of oil. Stir fry beef in batches for 20 seconds or until no longer pink. Remove and transfer to a container. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for a minute. Add dry pepper flakes.
  4. Return the beef to the wok/pan and cook beef until almost tender.
  5. Add in sauce. (You can do a taste test and see if it’s fine with you. If not, you may want to adjust according to your liking.)
  6. Add in green bell peppers and when the sauce thickens, it’s ready.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with rice.


If this dish seems very dark. But you might want to replace dark soy sauce with a regular soy sauce. If so, from the above ingredients, instead of 4 tbsp dark soy sauce (marinade), make it 3 tbsp regular soy sauce and for the sauce, instead of 2 tbsp dark soy sauce, make it just 1 tbsp regular soy sauce. You have to play with the ingredients – it will be according to your liking.

Anyway, I have also made a batch using the regular soy sauce.


I loved them both. 🙂


10 thoughts on “Beef and Green Peppers in Dark Soy Sauce

  1. Oh boy. I’ve been craving some stir-fried beef, but all I have in the fridge is chicken. I assume it’d be delicious, but I guess I’ll be stopping at the store on my way home to pick some up! Wow, this looks good.

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